This year, the DC Extended Universe seems to be making a push in the right direction. Last year, critics were quick to poke holes in films like Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad after their debuts. However, 2017 hopes to avoid the critical bombing with features such as Wonder Woman and Justice League. In June, the former venture will premiere and give the iconic DC Comics heroine her first live-action standalone. Now, the film’s director is opening up about the feature and saying the DCEU’s upcoming slate with be as diverse as fans hoped.
In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Jekins talked about Wonder Woman and the choice she made to create an origin story for Diana.
“I always thought the origin story would be the great way to go,” she explained. “I love origin superhero stories and I love the simplicity you can have with that journey. Also, there was the fact that no one had done her story and the fact that I love her. So it was a treasure trove of potential.”
However, not all of the DCEU’s upcoming projects will take a back-to-basics approach. Jenkins said the franchise’s various directors all have very different visions for their films.
“I think there’s a lot of directors doing cool things,” Jenkins stressed.
“I know the storylines for a lot of the films they are working on and they are all vastly different, with very different tones and very different styles of storytelling. ... Jason (Momoa) is off to shoot Aquaman right now and that’s such a cool story. It’s got its own separate vibe. I’m excited to see each of these films.”
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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.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).
Wonder Woman hits theaters June 2