Director Patty Jenkins Discusses ‘Wonder Woman’ + New Image

In a new interview with Empire Magazine, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins discusses everything from the WW1 setting of the film to the “beautiful and innocent” performance offered by actress Gal Gadot. The interview comes from a scanned copy of Empire’s latest issue available now.

“My approach was to focus on telling the story of mechanised war and how that would look to a god visiting our world for the first time. I wanted the audience to understand the horrors that a war of this scale makes possible, and how shocking that would be to someone who comes with a strong sense of honour and justice. She doesn’t realise yet just how senselessly dark the world can be.”

After an exciting introduction in Batman v Superman, Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Diana Prince in Wonder Woman and Patty Jenkins has only kind things to say about the actress:

“She is everything Diana is. Good, kind, strong admirable, funny, fun, beautiful and innocent, yet wise. She emanates the message of this movie because it comes so naturally to her.”

Wonder Woman won’t only be the first time we’ve seen the character on the big screen, it is also the biggest female-led superhero movie in cinematic history. With Wonder Woman as a female hero, there are certain personality traits and beliefs that Jenkins wants to portray, that we won’t perhaps get from Batman, Superman, and more male heroes.

“She’s vulnerable because of how deeply she cares, what motivates her is philosophical. She isn’t just taking out bad guys or fighting crime. She believes in goodness and love. She is fierce and willing to fight, but only to protect a better vision for mankind.”

Wonder Woman will tell the origin of the hero we first met in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Gal Gadot stars as Diana Prince a child of Themyscira who is drawn to protect the world of man during WW1. From everything Jenkins told Empire it certainly seems like Wonder Woman is in safe hands with Gal Gadot, and we should expect an exciting and emotional story from the DC Extended Universe.

The article from Empire also revealed a new look at Wonder Woman as she charges through the trenches of WW1. This looks to be from a moment we’ve seen several times in trailers, but from a different perspective

Wonder WomanSOURCE: EMPIRE Magazine


“’Wonder Woman’ hits movie theaters around the world next 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.

Kieran McLean
Kieran McLean
I’m obsessed with all areas of film and pop-culture, whether that’s a hidden world of witches and wizards, a universe filled with superheroes or a galaxy far, far away.