Wonder Woman has rocked box offices across the world, surpassing expectations both critically and commercially, and became a groundbreaking success in just its opening weekend.
Director Patty Jenkins deserves a lot of the praise being heaped on the film, whether it’s for her decision to tell an origin story, fighting for key scenes, and championing a tone of sincerity that many superhero films tend to abandon. But Jenkins certainly deserves a pat on the back for having such a clear vision all throughout the production phases that nothing was left on the cutting room floor.
Wonder Woman producer Charles Robin spoke to Collider about Jenkins film not having any deleted scenes, compared to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice having an entirely different cut with thirty minutes of extra footage.
“You know, I had made three [Batman] films with Chris Nolan, and we had no extra scenes either,” Roven said with a laugh.
He added that there was some additional photography on the movie, “but it was all inter-scene.”
“Things that we needed a little more clarification on, some action stuff that we thought we could do better with, things like that,” he added.
Roven’s comments clarify that even in the reshoot stage of production, Jenkins picture was still defined and thorough, needing only minor touches to make it more seamless. That’s pretty impressive for a big budget feature film of its magnitude.
It’s a statement film for Jenkins and after such an incredible success at the box office, the sky is the limit. We’re excited to find out what project the director decides to tackle next, but hope it’s not too long until she returns to collaborate with Gal Gadot for a Wonder Woman sequel.
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Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Joining Gal Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.
The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, Wonder Woman.