Zack Snyder Responds to Patty Jenkin's Wonder Woman
Director Patty Jenkins has been the topic of plenty of press due to Wonder Woman 1984, and despite Jenkins working on the Wonder Woman franchise for a decade, her interpretation of Diana "Wonder Woman" Prince is not one that director Zack Snyder can agree upon for the character.
Jenkins, who discussed the past decade of working on Wonder Woman with Warner Bros. on Mark Maron's WTF Podcast, broke down the developmental stages for the titular character taking on the silver screen.
“Even when I first joined ‘Wonder Woman’ it was like, ‘Uhh, yeah, OK, but let’s do it this other way," Jenkins said, "But I was like, ‘Women don’t want to see that. Her being harsh and tough and cutting people’s heads off… I’m a Wonder Woman fan, that’s not what we’re looking for. Still, I could feel that shaky nervousness [on their part] of my point of view.” The director also disclosed to IndieWire that 'there was much distrust.'
Director Zack Snyder, whose vision for Wonder Woman varied from Jenkins', had taken to both Vero and Twitter to share his input on Jenkins' choices regarding the Amazonian.
"Wonder Woman 1854 - This amazing image shot by Stephen Berkman of an else-world, war-weary Diana, who had chased Aries across the battlefields of the world and had yet to meet Steve, who would help her restore her faith in mankind and love itself," Snyder Tweeted.
Snyder, who had cast actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman herself, was also involved in creating the story behind Wonder Woman (2017). Contrary to the popularity of the film, Jenkins was displeased with the movie's end, which resulted in her removing Snyder from Wonder Woman 1984 completely. Gadot also revealed that she had left the iconic sword and shield behind, as it would be perceived as 'too aggressive.'
It could be considered that Wonder Woman taking to beheading her foes in battle may be seen as too gruesome, similar to Superman killing Zod, considering Jenkins' personal approach to Diana Prince. With Zack Snyder's Justice League mere months away, there's still the possibility that he could show off another side of the superheroine herself.