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There’s no blaming studio interference for the disappointment that was Wonder Woman 1984

Director Patty Jenkins got to make the movie she wanted – even of it did take years of fighting studio sexism first

For a studio that prides itself on letting directors get on with the job, Warner Bros sure is prone to the odd jot of heavy executive interference. Or so it might initially appear from recent comments made by Wonder Woman 1984’s Patty Jenkins on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, which have subsequently been picked up by media outlets across the globe.

Discussing Gal Gadot’s first turn as the Amazonian superhero in 2017’s widely-acclaimed Wonder Woman, Jenkins revealed she initially battled the studio to get her vision of a warm-hearted, loving Diana of Themyscira across, ultimately winning out over an approach that would have seen the character engaging in extreme ultraviolence.

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