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Patty Jenkins Gives Update on ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

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Wonder Woman 1984

It’s been some time since we last heard anything regarding Wonder Woman 1984. When news broke that the film would be pushed back from its intended release date of November 1st of 2019 to June 5th of 2020, it piqued my interest. The film won’t be heavy with VFX like Aquaman, so why the 7-month delay? I have baseless theories on why but who really knows?

What we do know is that Patty will have complete control over her next film which involved casting certain roles. We all know Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman; no question about that. What we didn’t know was how or why Chris Pine was making a return to the film. Spoiler alert but his character met his demise in the original film. Without diving too deep on the subject, Patty gave us an answer we should all be ok with.

Steve Trevor

In a sit-down with Buzzfeed News, Patty shared her reason behind Steve Trevors return in Wonder Woman 1984:

“It’s interesting. I thought of what this next movie should be in the middle of making the first movie. So it’s not…it wasn’t a solution to “oh god that worked out let’s try to jam you in there.” It’s all incredibly important to the story. It makes perfect sense. That’s all I can tell you.”

What’s interesting here is that she knew the story she wanted to tell back when making Wonder Woman. Could it be the negotiations that took place involved Patty not strafing from her original idea? That would make sense given how much change was already happening with Zack Snyders Justice League.

What About The ’80s?

Buzzfeed: “The movie obviously takes place in the 1980s. How did you stick to the Era? Everybody wearing shoulder pads?

“You know what was cool. We’re treating the Era differently than I’ve seen so far. Which I feel like there’s been a lot of interesting versions of doing the Era. In our version, as a child of the ’80s myself, yes there was funny ha-ha outfits I couldn’t believe I wore, sure. But there’s also incredible music, incredible art and so I really felt like the 1980’s is kind of mankind at their most extreme and at their best. It was when we could do anything we wanted and we had no idea of the price yet. So we have really committed to THAT version of the 80’s. Where it’s not needle drops. And it’s not a bunch of jokes. It’s actually the most kind of aspirational and elegant version of the ’80s at many places. And then you kind of throw it away. You get used to it. And I enjoyed rolling around in remembering what it was like when we had no idea that this was all going to stop.”

The fact she explicitly states it won’t have a bunch of jokes should be cause for celebration. Especially with the newly released information of forced jokes in Aquaman by the studio. The moment I heard it would be serious, I became even more excited about this film than I already was. You can watch the full interview below:

Are you excited about Wonder Woman 1984? Let us know in the comments below.

Wonder Woman 1984

Diana Prince in 1984

SOURCE: BUZZFEED

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