‘Wonder Woman’ Director on Production Trouble Rumors: ‘Entirely False’
When I was a kid, it seemed like I was always getting dragged into fights with my parents that my younger brother started. He would say something rude to my parents, things would escalate, and before I knew it, my mom was waving her arms in the air and shouting something about how “you two” were always misbehaving or getting into trouble. Meanwhile, I’m sitting in the corner reading a Star Wars novel and wondering just how the heck I got involved in this fight to begin with.
That’s gotta be how Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is feeling right now. A few days ago, pop culture website Pajiba ran a scathing letter criticizing Warner Bros Studio for their poor decision-making and mishandling of popular comic book franchises. Despite being focused primarily on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, the letter — allegedly written by a former Warner Bros. employee — dragged the upcoming Wonder Woman into the fray as well.
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.
The idea that Wonder Woman was already in trouble was news to many people, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins chief among them. Shortly thereafter, she turned to Twitter to set the record straight. Here are the most pertinent posts:
Now, it’s entirely possible that Jenkins is simply being a good soldier and jumping on the hand grenade for the studio. We’ve seen David Ayer come out multiple times in defense of Suicide Squad despite reports that Warner Bros. was heavily involved in the final cut of the film. Jenkins also raised a few eyebrows when she referred to Suicide Squad as “great” and “awesome” despite overwhelmingly negative criticism of the film. As Jenkins says, though, all we can really do is sit back and wait for Wonder Woman to hit theaters. Just remember to circle back around to the battle of Pajiba writer and Patty Jenkins to give credit where credit is due.
For those still getting up to speed on the character of Wonder Woman, here is the official synopsis of the movie:
Wonder Woman hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.