While everyone was waiting for the Wonder Woman 1984 movie, Patty Jenkins, the director of the film, criticized the Justice League movie, directed by Joss Whedon in 2017, by saying that Diana Prince was portrayed very differently from her version.
Director Patty Jenkins, who was interviewed during the promotions of Wonder Woman 1984, continues to direct the sequel of the movie in 2020, after the first film to hit a big box office in 2017.
Following Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was the first movie in which we saw Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in 2016, the character made a big break with her own movie and she later appeared in Justice League.
However, director Zack Snyder had to stop shooting due to the loss of his daughter and was replaced by Joss Whedon. The film did not satisfy anyone and was a great disappointment.
Director Patty Jenkins also expressed her dissatisfaction with the representation of Diana in Justice League and claimed that it was totally different than her interpretation of the character.
Furthermore, Jenkins pointed out that Whedon’s cut of Justice League did not take into account the character’s story in the solo film and broke the consistency. She also explained that Zack Snyder understood Diana’s character better than Whedon, and Snyder’s version was closer to her version of Wonder Woman.
Here are her statements:
“The Justice League? … No, I think that 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. 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 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.'”
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