Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has lastly opened up about her choice to stop directing Thor 2. Jenkins was changed on Thor 2, a essential dud, by Alan Taylor. The film launched as Thor: The Dark World in 2013.
The 49-year-old director, whose Wonder Woman 1984 has scored the largest opening weekend for any movie since theatres opened, spoke to Marc Maron on his podcast WTF about why she determined to depart the Marvel Studios’ undertaking.
“Word got out that I wanted to do a superhero film and to Marvel’s credit, on a movie that didn’t require a woman at all, they hired me. So, I’ve always been super grateful to them even though it didn’t work out. They wanted to do a story that I thought was not going to succeed, and I knew it couldn’t be me. It couldn’t be me had that happen. If they hired any guy to do it, it wouldn’t be a big deal, but I knew in my heart that I could not make a good movie out of the story they wanted to do,” Jenkins mentioned.
Directing the film would have made Jenkins the primary feminine filmmaker to helm a big-budget superhero film however she realised that if the movie didn’t do nicely, it could spoil her prospects of directing different tentpole movies, one thing that in all probability wouldn’t occur if she had been a person.
She wished to direct Wonder Woman instantly after the success of Monster in 2003.
“I wanted in. I wanted to do a big superhero film after Monster. And I started saying that right away after Monster. People were confused, I got every ‘woman’ film, any story about women. And I was like, I want to make movies about women but I don’t want to make movies about being a woman, that’s so boring. I want to make movies about women doing all kinds of things,” she mentioned.
After her preliminary assembly with Warner Bros, Jenkins met with the makers each two years thereafter however the studio “didn’t know what to do with Wonder Woman” and “were freaked out by previous female superhero films that failed,” she mentioned.
That’s when she obtained the chance with Marvel Studios.
With Wonder Woman in 2017 scripting historical past on the field workplace and its sequel Wonder Woman 1984 doing nicely, each critically and commercially, Jenkins now not must look again.
She is all set to direct Star Wars: Rogue Squadron in 2023 for Lucasfilm, and can also be returning for Wonder Woman 3.