Patty Jenkins breaks silence on Wonder Woman 3: ‘There was nothing I could do to move anything forward’
Patty Jenkins broke her silence Wonder Woman 3.
Hollywood Reporter News broke on December 7 of Jenkins’ repeat Wonder Woman 3 She did not move forward after giving the treatment to Warners leadership.
after a day , detour It reported that Jenkins walked away from the project after a disagreement over notes with the studio.
In a statement she shared on her Twitter, Jenkins began by writing, “Sigh… I am not one to take personal professional matters, but I will not allow inaccuracies to persist. Here are the facts.”
“When the backlash about World War III not happening, a catchy clickbait bogus story that I was the one to kill or walk away began to circulate,” Jenkins wrote. “It simply isn’t true. I didn’t get too far. I was open to thinking anything was asked of me. I understood there was nothing I could do to push anything forward at this time. DC is clearly buried in the changes they have to make, So I understand that these decisions are difficult right now.”
She continued, “I don’t want what has been a beautiful journey with WW to come down negatively. I have loved and been so honored to be the person who made these last two Wonder Woman films. She is an incredible character. Living by and around her values makes one a better person every day. I hope She and her legacy have a wonderful future ahead, with or without me.”
Jenkins went on to praise “absolute legend” Lynda Carter, the original Wonder Woman who appeared briefly in Wonder Woman 1984and the Gal Gadot franchise, which she calls “the greatest gift I’ve received on this whole journey. A dear friend, inspiration, and sister.”
Jenkins continued, “There are no words I can use to express how magical she is. She is a walking embodiment of Wonder Woman in real life and a better person than the world can imagine. I have never seen, once in the millions of moments I have had with her. She is a gift to this world, and more than that, Mine “.
Jenkins came to prominence in 2003 monsterWhich brought Charlize Theron the Academy Award for Best Actress. After spending years in the world of television, she has become a senior director in it Wonder Woman, the 2017 blockbuster that was the first superhero studio film directed by a woman. The film received critical acclaim and $822.8 million worldwide. I went to direct Wonder Woman 1984which was released in 2020 on HBO Max amid the pandemic and received lukewarm viewership.
Jenkins also tackled another project, the star Wars Property Rogue Squadron, which presumably died after Lucasfilm delayed it indefinitely last year. However, she indicated that it is still in active development and that after delaying the project to focus on it Wonder Woman 3Lucasfilm has offered her a new contract and she’s still working on it, though it’s unclear whether or not it will ever be made.
The move comes weeks after new DC Studios directors James Gunn and Peter Safran, who are expected soon to present DC’s plan to Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav.
Gunn backed up Jenkins, tweet tuesday“I can attest that all of my interactions with Peter, and interactions with you, have been only pleasant and professional.”
Read Jenkins’ full statement below.
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