You might remember a while back before Patty Jenkins directed the original Wonder Woman that she was hired by Marvel Studios to make Thor: The Dark World, but would later exit over creative differences with the studio.
In a new interview with VanityFair, Patty has now revealed what those creative differences were and it is now clear that the film’s script wasn’t up to her standards as she mentions it is the big reason for the departure leading to her taking on the Wonder Woman gig.
JENKINS: “I did not believe that I could make a good movie out of the script that they were planning on doing. I think it would have been a huge deal—it would have looked like it was my fault. It would’ve looked like, ‘Oh my God, this woman directed it and she missed all these things.’ That was the one time in my career where I really felt like, Do this with [another director] and it’s not going to be a big deal. And maybe they’ll understand it and love it more than I do.”
“You can’t do movies you don’t believe in. The only reason to do it would be to prove to people that I could. But it wouldn’t have proved anything if I didn’t succeed. I don’t think that I would have gotten another chance. And so, I’m super grateful.”
Thor: The Dark Work, is arguably one of the least talked about films in the MCU and it wasn’t until Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok that I believe the studio discovered the potential of the franchise.
Waititi is returning for Thor: Love & Thunder.
Patty’s Wonder Woman 1984 recently was given a new release date of August 14th after being bounced out it’s original June 5th spot by Warner Bros., it’ll be interesting to see if theaters will be up and running by then, but nothing wrong with that level of optimism.
SOURCE: VANITY FAIR