Reddit AMA: Patty Jenkins Talks ‘Wonder Woman’ & Cinematic Universes

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins took part in a Reddit AMA, and included in it were some interesting pieces of information about Wonder Woman, the film’s inspiration, and her opinion on cinematic universes.

Q: Aside from Richard Donner’s Superman, what other films/Wonder Woman comics influenced the movie?


  • Casablanca
  • the original Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
  • the original Wonder Woman comic book
  • the Lynda Carter show
  • George Perez’s comic strips of Wonder Woman

Q: What was the same in your approach to creating Wonder Woman and Monster and what was different?

A: To me they are both character stories of people you might not think you could relate with, but we worked really hard to make them people that you could relate with. Telling their story was more similar than you think although the worlds they inhabit are very different – so that made the two stories very different.

Q: How do you feel about the concept of cinematic universes blowing up right now?

A: I would say I have very mixed feelings about that. There’s a version of every kind of film that I celebrate, but there seems there’s also a tendency to make a mess if there’s too much going on – so it’s not something I think is always a great idea.

If you’re interested in reading the full thread, click here.

How do you feel about Jenkins’ take on cinematic universes, and the inspirations behind Wonder Woman? Sound off in the comments section below.

“Wonder Woman hits movie theaters around the world this summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. 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 stars Gal Gadot as the title character, Chris Pine, Robin Wright as Antiope, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen, Ewen Bremner, and Lucy Davis.

The film is in theaters now. 

Aric Sweeny
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