Ahead of its first big publicity push at Comic Con next weekend, the director of the upcoming “Wonder Woman” film Patty Jenkins has spoken about how she came onboard the DC Comics adaptation.
It turns out that Jenkins has long been keen to do the property, as long ago as back in 2005 and long before the whole DCEU was dreamed up. She tells EW: “When I made Monster and they asked me what I wanted to do [next], I immediately said, ‘I want to make Wonder Woman.’ Everybody knew I wanted to make a superhero movie.”
Things didn’t pan out there. She was then linked with “Thor: The Dark World” a few years back before departing that project with Alan Taylor taking over. Despite leaving the project over “creative differences,” she says she has no hard feelings about Marvel’s decision: “I’m still so grateful to those guys for hiring a woman to direct f-ng Thor. Why would you do that? You don’t have to do that.”
With “Wonder Woman” on the other hand, both her and the studio’s goal were one and the same – a straight-forward origin story.
“There was a period of time when we had two very different visions and I wanted them to find the right director for the job. It turned out we had a shared vision after all. I didn’t want to do anything more complicated. From my point of view, this was the movie I was talking to them about for about eight or nine years. I’ve met with ten different people at Warner Bros and then it all came together in this one moment. Part of the reason I’m in such a good mood is this is the movie I’ve wanted to make my entire life. I feel so grateful that I get to be able to do this.”
Jenkins is currently in post-production on the film which is due out early next year.