Patty Jenkins Takes Us Inside Wonder Woman’s Beach Battle


If you’re one of the many to have seen Wonder Woman in theaters, then you know how incredible Diana Prince’s first big screen solo outing truly was. And it wasn’t just the fantastic action sequences that elevated this movie to the plateau of one of the greater superhero films out there, it was the fact that director Patty Jenkins has a deep understanding of the character, something that came across throughout the film’s duration. Really, it’s no surprise as to how much box office success it’s achieved.

Speaking of dynamic action scenes, whenever one’s tasked with recalling those from this particular movie, the No Man’s Land one or the final battle with Ares may be among the first to spring to mind, but let’s not forget about the pivotal beach battle. And thanks to Entertainment Weekly, the above video allows us to get an idea of how it was brought to life.

Here’s a little insight that was offered by Jenkins herself:

“The beach battle was defined by one thing, which is Diana’s point of view. She has grown up with this idyllic, romantic idea of these Amazons all around her and battle and training. And she wants to be one of them. She’s seen them train in a very fair and organized way, where they all fight, and there are rules.

“So this battle, what was fascinating to me [is] it’s the first time Diana sees her own people turn and this other side of them, which is brutal and capable and willing to wage a battle. And she sees the brutality of man.”

That’s definitely an interesting way of looking at it. Sure, it’s one thing to train for battle all of your life, but to experience it firsthand is something else entirely and it changes you forever. Luckily, Diana has the strength to endure and the ability to exercise her own judgment, with her views not always aligning with those of her sisters.

If this brief featurette is any indication of what the home video release has in store for us, well, that’s all the more reason to pick up Wonder Woman when it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on September 19.