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Patty Jenkins On Why She Turned Down Directing a Justice League Film

June 1, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has confirmed she was offered a Justice League movie, but explained why she isn’t interested in taking it on. Jenkins spoke with Premiere magazine in France (per and noted that she has been contacted about doing a team-up film in the DC universe, but doesn’t have any connection to the idea of shared universes and everything that comes with that.

“I love comics, but I’ve come to superheroes through films,” Jenkins said. “There is in me this desire to emulate compared to the movies I saw as a child. A certain spirit that reigned in those times. Is that relevant when I shoot? I don’t know. The point is, unlike other directors, I don’t really care about shared universes, continuity, and that kind of detail. I’ve been contacted to make a Justice League movie in the past, and it doesn’t connect to me. Too many characters.”

Jenkins was originally set to direct Thor: The Dark World but exited the film during pre-production. She said she that the Marvel process doesn’t fit with her style, noting, “I really like the people who work there, but they want full control over their movies. The director is under control. Yes, it can happen. Furthermore, It shows immediately if a director cannot impose his/her vision. When this is the case, I get the impression that these people are doing a different job than me. But with Wonder Woman 1984, I think I did exactly what I wanted. And then, everything a superhero movie needs comes naturally to me: I love shooting great action scenes versus great sets. I really enjoy it.”

Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 is currently set for release on August 14th.