With Wonder Woman recently passing the $800 million mark, director Patty Jenkins, discussed what she would change about her DC Extended Universe debut. Wonder Woman is now the highest grossing superhero origin movie ever, but there are still some things the director would want to include to make the film more rounded.
Some moments, like a solo epilogue starring Etta Candy were left out of the theatrical cut of the film, but will find new life on the upcoming home entertainment release. The Blu-ray will also include interviews with Jenkins on how she brought her vision for the film to life. And it’s clear that from the start, she has been dedicated in bringing a coherent origin story to the DCEU.
But during a roundtable interview attended by Screen Rant, the director was asked about her process of creating the film. More importantly, what would she change about Wonder Woman if she had the chance? Jenkins’s response doesn’t involve the larger aspects of the DCEU or changing character arcs. She would mainly keep in the smaller moments in between actors.
“No. I mean, yes, there’s a million little things. 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 — details.”
Jenkins is clearly pleased with the performances she got from each of the cast. But having more footage is better than not having enough. Perhaps with the many problems that plague Warner Bros. and DC with their cinematic universe — a detail orientated director like Jenkins should be given more than just Wonder Woman to oversee. It would certainly help in creating connective tissue between each film and making the entire franchise feel more fluid.
Luckily, Jenkins will be returning for the Wonder Woman sequel, which may take place in the ’80s. The deal will make her the highest paid female director in Hollywood. It’s rumored that the film will revolve around the Cold War, with Gal Gadot returning. Chris Pine may not return as Steve Trevor, although he’d likely make a smaller appearance in a flashback sequence.
Wonder Woman will be available on Digital HD starting August 29, and on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD Blu-ray starting September 19.
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