Patty Jenkins Shares Her View on Joss Whedon’s Justice League
Well, it turns out Patty Jenkins isn’t fond of Joss Whedon’s version of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. While speaking with CinemaBlend to promote her upcoming sequel Wonder Woman 1984, Jenkins revealed “all of us DC directors tossed that out just as much as the fans did.”
“But also, I felt that that version contradicted my first movie in many ways, and this current movie, which I was already in production on. So then, what are you going to do? I was like… you would have to play ball in both directions in order for that to work,” Jenkins said.
She also explained that she had an idea of where Diana’s character was headed in Snyder’s original cut.
“The only thing I have done, and have always tried to do, is — I knew, when Zack was doing ‘Justice League,’ where she sort of ends up. So I always tried… like, I didn’t change her suit, because I never want to… I don’t want to contradict his films, you know? But yet, I have to have my own films, and he’s been very supportive of that. And so, I think that that ‘Justice League’ was kind of an outlier. They were trying to turn one thing into, kind of, another. And so then it becomes, ‘I don’t recognize half of these characters. I’m not sure what’s going on.’”
Wonder Woman 1984 will finally arrive in U.S. theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day! The HBO Max experience, which will be available on supported devices including Apple TV 4K, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, Amazon Fire TV Cube and 4K Fire TV Edition smart TVs, Chromecast Ultra, AT&T TV and supported Android TV devices, will be the first film to stream in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on the platform. These capabilities will extend to other films and TV series throughout 2021.
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big-screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah. With director Patty Jenkins back at the helm and Gal Gadot returning in the title role, Wonder Woman 1984 is Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the DC Super Hero’s first outing, 2017’s record-breaking Wonder Woman.
The film also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta. Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, and Stephen Jones are producing the film. Rebecca Steel Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Marianne Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo, and Wesley Coller are the executive producers. Patty Jenkins directed from a screenplay she wrote with Geoff Johns & David Callaham, story by Jenkins & Johns, based on characters from DC.
The sequel was originally intended to be released in 2019 but was then delayed to June 5, 2020. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, the film was then pushed back to two times to August and October before finally landing on its current December 25, 2020, release.