Patty Jenkins clarifies she didn’t ‘walk away’ from ‘Wonder Woman 3’
“Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins has broken her silence on “inaccuracies” regarding “Wonder Woman 3,” stressing that she never walked away from the sequel.
The American filmmaker aired her side on the issue while giving an update on her involvement in the “Star Wars” film “Rogue Squadron,” via a statement on her Twitter page today, Dec. 14.
“Here are the facts: I originally left ‘Rogue Squadron’ after a long and productive development process when it became clear it couldn’t happen soon enough and I did not want to delay WW3 (Wonder Woman 3) any further. When I did, Lucasfilm asked me to consider coming back to [‘Rogue Squadron’] after WW3, which I was honored to do, so I agreed,” Jenkins explained.
“They made a new deal with me. In fact, I am still on it and that project has been in active development ever since. I don’t know if it will happen or not. We never do until the development process is complete, but I look forward to its potential ahead,” she continued.
Despite studio sources telling US media that Jenkins parted ways with Warner Bros. in relation to “Wonder Woman 3,” she clarified that this is 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,” Jenkins said. “DC is obviously buried in changes they are having to make, so I understand these decisions are difficult right now.”
Jenkins then seemingly bid her goodbye to the “Wonder Woman” film series, saying it was an “honor” to create the first two films.
“I do not want what has been a beautiful journey with WW to land on negative note… She is an incredible character. Living in and around her values makes one a better person every day. I wish her and her legacy an amazing future ahead, with or without me,” she told fans.
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) December 14, 2022
Jenkins also expressed appreciation to those who worked behind the scenes or starred in the “Wonder Woman” films so far, specifically Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot, who played the titular character.
She described Carter as an “absolute legend” who served as her friend and mentor. Meanwhile, she called Gadot the “greatest gift” of her journey in directing the “Wonder Woman” films.
“There are no words I can use to convey how magical she is. She is the walking embodiment of Wonder Woman in real life and a better person than the world can imagine. Never once in the millions of moments I have spent with her did I see anything less,” she said of Gadot.
Lastly, Jenkins thanked the fans of “Wonder Woman” for showing their love and support for the franchise through the years.
“Wonder Woman fans are often not the most visible in the media and online, but I want you to know that we have always seen and celebrated you and your importance,” she told them. “You were first and foremost in our minds every day we made the last two films. You are the best and most loving people and I look forward to always celebrating you.” /ra