It's always great when a superhero director is a big fan of the comic property they're adapting, and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins certainly fits that bill. Seriously, she knows her stuff.
While interacting with some fans on Twitter, Jenkins was asked about her favorite Wonder Woman storylines, and the director didn't hesitate. In fact, she gave an answer that most fans of the character will likely agree with.
She revealed that her favorite storyline was the original Wonder Woman run, written by William Marston. She also really loves the New 52 run of the character, citing the story of Diana leaving the island and.
Another fan asked Jenkins about the film's influence, and which comics inspired her take on the character. She went back to her roots, and to the comics she loves most, stating that Marston's run had a heavy influence over the movie.
@LetsTalkDiana The original Marston run, of course. The George Perez run. Then lots of things from here and there.— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) May 24, 2017
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 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.
The film will be released on June 2, 2017.