It has been a fairly wild last 24 hours for the “Wonder Woman” movie at Warner Bros. Pictures. So far the film has been riding on nothing short of positive buzz, helped tremendously by the excellent reaction to a Comic Con poster and trailer launched last month for the Patty Jenkins-directed film.
Then last night came an anonymous ‘open letter’ from a supposed former Warner Bros. employee addressed to studio CEO Kevin Tsujihara. First published at Pajiba, the letter heavily criticises Tsujihara’s stint in the role – presiding over a number of high-profile flops like “Jupiter Ascending,” “Pan” and “Point Break” along with the critically panned DC films.
It goes on to criticise how upper management and some high-profile filmmakers (Zack Snyder is called out by name) at the studio has not been punished for their bungles, whilst at the same time the company continues to lay off much of its work force. But the key quote here is that the source claims to have been hearing that “Wonder Woman” is hitting the same problems that the other DC Films have had:
“What are you even doing? I wish to God you were forced to live out of a car until you made a #1 movie of the year. Maybe Wonder Woman wouldn’t be such a mess. Don’t try to hide behind the great trailer. People inside are already confirming it’s another mess. It is almost impressive how you keep rewarding the same producers and executives for making the same mistakes, over and over.”
Now, “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins has responded in a series of tweets calling the report complete bull:
“Woah, just saw this press about WW having problems. Are they serious? This is some made up bs right here. Made up! Produce a source, anyone. You can’t because it’s entirely false. Don’t believe the hype people. Someone’s trying to spread some serious misinfo. Let me reassure you…Zero about the movie we are making has been called a mess by anyone in the know. Fact. Real lasso of truth, time, will reveal that letter to be false soon enough. But lame something so transparent in its agenda gets traction.”
As of this time, Pajiba has not included any further information about the source of the letter beyond its initial publication under the pseudonym ‘Gracie Law’. “Wonder Woman” opens in cinemas on June 2nd next year.