After James Gunn and Peter Safran took hold of the reins of the DC studios and got down to business, things seemingly turned upside down. With rumors going around about a reboot of the entire DCU, including the axing of several franchises and some actors, fans of the superhero universe were not happy, to say the least.
Among the reported rumors, the word on the street was that Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins, had walked away from the third installment of the franchise after rejecting the studio notes given to her by James Gunn and Peter Safran. After being deemed as the rumored, real-life antagonist for Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins finally shared her side of the story and hinted that she might be ending her run with the female superhero.
Patty Jenkins Shares Her Side of the Story
Since there were a lot of rumors going around with Patty Jenkins in the center of them all, who better to hear the truth from than the director herself? Sharing a lengthy statement on Twitter, Jenkins addressed the rumors going around about her walking away from Wonder Woman 3. She stated that she simply had to call out the “attractive clickbait” that it was her who killed off the movie. Jenkins stated that she was open to considering anything and everything when it came to Wonder Woman 3. However, she knew that she couldn’t have done anything as DC is undertaking huge changes at the moment and she understood how things could’ve been difficult for the executives.
“The attractive clickbait false story that it was me that killed it or walked away started to spread. This is simply not true. I never walked away. I was open to considering anything asked of me. It was my understanding there was nothing I could do to move anything forward at this time. DC is obviously buried in changes they are having to make, so I understand these decisions are difficult right now.”
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) December 14, 2022
After she had made it clear that she has no hand in whatever is going on at the studios, she wrote a message describing her journey with the Wonder Woman franchise and also talked about how Gal Gadot was the greatest gift she received during the journey. From the way Jenkins put things out in her statement, it looked as if she was ready to say goodbye to the DCU, should it come to that. The emotional and heartfelt message led fans to wonder if this was the last DCU saw of the director.
Talking about her time with Wonder Woman, she stated that she didn’t want her journey to end on a negative note and that she loved being the person responsible for the two movies. She added that the superhero is a character of values which made Jenkins a better person. Jenkins expressed that she hopes the legacy of the character continues, even if she isn’t a part of it, stating, “I wish her and her legacy an amazing future ahead, with or without me.” Looks like she is ready to accept whatever James Gunn throws at her next.
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A Message from the Director to Gal Gadot and Fans
Jenkins ended her long message clarifying everything, with a note to Gadot and fans of the franchise. She started off by calling Gadot the greatest gift, a cherished friend, inspiration, and a sister. She added that there were simply no words in the dictionary that could be strung together to help her explain how “magical she is,” calling her the “walking embodiment of Wonder Woman.” Jenkins stated that Gadot isn’t only a gift to her or the franchise, she is also a gift to the whole world.
Lastly, she thanked the fans of the franchise for their love and support stating that she has always seen, heard, and celebrated them. Was this Jenkins’ way of saying goodbye to Wonder Woman and the fans?