Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins addressed her perspective on Diana Prince’s (Gal Gadot) action scenes.
Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe are very interested in Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. It marks both the DCEU's first female-led movie and the first starring vehicle for Gal Gadot, who stole the spotlight as an untitled character in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Jenkins’ movie also aspires to garner both commercial and critical success as the DCEU's recent installments performed well commercially but received mixed reviews.
Jenkins spoke of her approach regarding movie’s action scenes.
“Really, every action sequence is from her point of view and for her story. So there was no point in the movie that were ever like, stepped out, and were like ‘look at this extravaganza!’ It was always, you know, she witnesses a battle on a beach that rocks her world and changes her understanding of what warfare is and then she comes to man’s world and she see’s a war that everybody says is impenetrable and nothing can be done about it and she says, ‘what am I gonna do about it?'”
Jenkins also noted that the action scenes will differ from other superhero movies.
“It makes it like everything else I’ve ever done. Because you’re just saying, like, ‘here’s my character, here’s the journey that they’re on, how do I wanna experience that and how do you do it?’ I think that there are things about that are not what superhero movies are always having to do. [They’re] 100% character driven.”
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Gadot will be joined in the international cast by Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Patty Jenkins is directing. Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns are the screenwriters of a story by Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. William Moulton Marston originally created Wonder Woman.
The movie's producers are Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns handling the roles of executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, Wonder Woman.
The film is set to be released on June 2, 2017.