Jenkins On Using Real Film On “Wonder Woman”

Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” film has topped a Fandango audience poll of the most anticipated films of this Summer. ‘Woman’ came in ahead of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in second, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in third, “The Dark Tower” in fourth and “Dunkirk” in fifth.

Jenkins has been out doing promo rounds for the film this week and, in a new interview with FOX’s Kevin McCarthy, spoke about why the movie was shot on 35mm film as opposed to Digital which is becoming the norm these days:

“I’ve come up on shooting film and working on film for a long time. Digital has come a long way. Digital does a lot of great things. There are things I really like about digital, but they are not the same and there is some sort of strange myth that ‘Oh, you can do everything now on digital.’

Well if that was true, why do all the great, great, great filmmakers still shoot on film? Is it because they know less? Is it because they’re more haphazard? Is it because they can’t move on to new information? No. It’s because there’s a certain type of epic grander escapism that film gives you that you cannot – you will struggle very hard – to get that on video.”

Jenkins cites Christopher Nolan as one of the few champions left for film and his work with Warner Bros. Pictures seems to have allowed for Jenkins to use film here. Check out her answer in video form:

The comment comes at the same time some snazzy new IMAX posters for the film have arrived, check out those below. “Wonder Woman” hits cinemas on June 2nd.