Wonder Woman 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Loves DC Being So Different From MCU

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May 04, 2020  04:22 PM

 

 

The Marvel Cinematic Universe might have been enjoying overwhelming success with films like Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Black Panther, however, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins doesn’t think that filmmakers in the DC Extended Universe should copy the formula established by Marvel.

Speaking in an interview with Total Film magazine (via Games Radar), Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins expressed pride in the DCEU, noting how different the franchise has been in comparison to Marvel. Sure, Warner Brother’s film franchise may have had a rough start with films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, however, Jenkins appreciates the texture and the flavour that these films offer.

“I love that about it," Jenkins tells the entertainment news outlet, "To me, that’s what superhero movies – period – always were. I think the exception to that was that Marvel had such success doing a shared universe. But that certainly shouldn't be the status quo."

That’s certainly true. Despite its flaws and its rough patches, the DCEU has had a very different feel compared to the films in the MCU. This unique tone and texture is in fact, one of the strengths of the DC film franchise.

Right now, fans are excited to see Jenkin’s upcoming DC entry, Wonder Woman 1984. Featuring the return of Gal Gadot’s breathtaking Diana Prince, the Wonder Woman sequel is going to take DC fans to the eighties where Wonder Woman encounters two new foes, Max Lord (Pedro Pascal) and Cheetah (Kristen Wiig).

Wonder Woman 1984 is set to premiere on August 14, 2020.

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