Seems Like Patty Jenkins Didn’t Even Need To Cut A Single Scene
At times, it feels like most of the press concerning any film from the DC Extended Universe is plagued with negative headlines. Even the upcoming ‘Wonder Woman‘ faced some online rumors about the production; which is silly now with the critical praise. The film’s director Patty Jenkins kept quiet but she recently opened up to Collider about the rumors.
“That was actually the most frustrating thing when somebody made up the rumor that it was a mess and I was like ‘Really? A mess? It’s the opposite, it is so steady, it’s been so even keel and steady,'”
“It’s been such an opposite experience. … The rumor mill of these movies has been quite something to behold.”
How steady was it? Patty Jenkins dived deeper in the post-production process for the film.
“You know, it’s not like a long journey didn’t happen but what amazes me is how little has actually changed from the first cut other than tightening,”
“Little changes to the final battle, that was really it. I think that what I ended up finding about the final battle was I was hitting emotional points for Diana that I really wanted to hit but I felt a craving for some other kinds of emotional gratification and engagement that we tried to accentuate even more. I think what you learn is rhythm, tone, humor where the jokes are happening but in our case, I just now can finally say all this. We didn’t cut one scene in this movie nor did we change the order of one scene in this movie from the script that we went in shooting with.”
It’s not too often that a director shoots for the edit so perfectly but Jenkins seemed to make editor Martin Walsh’s job that much easier. Speaks volumes to the work Patty Jenkins and crew did on-set but to a solid script. Also not changing much from your first cut is either a sign of perfection or madness…Patty Jenkins could have both!
With a week before the release, everything seemingly came together to create what critics are calling “the best DCEU film to-date”.
‘Wonder Woman‘ charges into theaters on June 2, 2017. The film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen and Elena Anaya.