Patty Jenkins Talks 'Justice League' & 'Wonder Woman'

It took Patty Jenkins over a decade to direct her second feature film, yet her $8 million indie “Monster” out-grossed Colin Trevorrow‘s pre-“Jurassic World” movie, Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ pre-“Kong: Skull Island” movie, and Peter Jackson‘s pre-LOTR movies. Combined. “Monster” was also her debut, and even won Charlize Theron the Best Actress Oscar. The fact that Jenkins went 13 years without directing another feature film speaks volumes about Hollywood’s problem with gender equality.

However, the massive success of “Wonder Woman” this summer must have given Jenkins a sense of satisfaction. The film turned out to be the second highest grossing movie of the year domestically, was met with rave reviews, and a sequel has already been greenlit with Jenkins and star Gal Gadot returning for more Amazonian adventures. Even more, the film brought an added dose of interest for this fall’s upcoming “Justice League,” with rumors suggesting that DC and Warner Bros are significantly expanding Wonder Woman’s role in the film in the Joss Whedon helmed reshoots. With all that being said, one would expect Jenkins to have some kind of input on the upcoming “Justice League” film. But that’s not the case.

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Appearing at a promotional event at the Apple Store in New York’s Soho district, Jenkins revealed that she was not involved in “Justice League.” Having had a firm handle on developing the character for the film alongside DC honcho Geoff Johns, it’ll be interesting to see if Wonder Woman retains the winning personality from this summer’s blockbuster.

Meanwhile, Jenkins also talked about what she might’ve changed with “Wonder Woman” if she had the chance.

“If I had my druthers, the movie would be longer with little tiny jokes and moments that were hard to lose. Particularly because the great thing about these actors is you have such talented funny capable people, so that was already great material for them to work from and then they all just like every mess around would be delightful. So it’s really hard to cut a movie like that down, and so just that sort of stuff, [the] details,” she explained.

Hopefully, we’ll be able to watch her original vision, tiny jokes and all, in an “extended cut” release of the film, which we can see happening in the foreseeable future. [Comic Book Movie]