Patty Jenkins Explains Why She Turned Down Justice League
In 2011, director Patty Jenkins left Thor: The Dark World over creative differences with Marvel. She went on to helm Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. Pictures, before directing its sequel, Wonder Woman: 1984. However, Jenkins recently revealed that she was also offered a chance to direct a Justice League movie as well. Via ComicBook, Jenkins’ interview with the French magazine, Premiere, shed some light on why she turned it down.
“I love comics, but I’ve come to superheroes through films,” said Jenkins.“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 also touched upon her exit from Thor: The Dark World.
“I really like the people who work there, but they want full control over their movies,” noted Jenkins. “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.”
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