Thanks to EW, we’ve been seeing a lot more from Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman this week. After delivering a handful of new stills yesterday, the magazine has now published their interview with the director, where she speaks about her desire to helm the film, her departure from Thor: The Dark World and why the love story between Diana Prince and Steve Trevor is so important.
Asked about why things didn’t work out with the aforementioned Thor movie, Jenkins said that she was grateful for being hired in the first place, but always wanted to make Wonder Woman as her first comic book movie.
“When I made Monster and they asked me what I wanted to do [next], I immediately said, ‘I want to make Wonder Woman.’ Everybody knew I wanted to make a superhero movie. I’m still so grateful to those guys for hiring a woman to direct f—ng Thor though. Why would you do that? You don’t have to do that.”
Further in the interview, Jenkins reveals that the vision for the film was to frame it as a love story of sorts and that she didn’t want to do anything more complicated than that:
“I didn’t want to do anything more complicated. From my point of view, this was the movie I was talking to them about for about eight or nine years. I’ve met with 10 different people at Warner Bros and then it all came together in this one moment. Part of the reason I’m in such a good mood is this is the movie I’ve wanted to make my entire life. I feel so grateful that I get to be able to do this.”
With Comic-Con just around the corner, Warner Bros. is obviously trying to get the hype train going for Wonder Woman, and so far, it’s working. Buzz surrounding the film is very positive and with its release just under a year away now, you can expect to be seeing a whole lot more from it in the months to come.
Wonder Woman hits theatres on June 2nd, 2017.