Making her big screen return after years of hiatus in 2017’s Wonder Woman, the filmmaker, Patty Jenkins (Monsters) returns to continue Diana Prince’s solo adventures in the 1980s-set sequel. Aside from the Gal Gadot-led subfranchise, however, Jenkins almost helmed Warner Bros. and DC Films’ ensemble 2017 film, Justice League.
Director Zack Snyder ultimately directed Justice League, at least during principal photography. The director, who already helmed 2013’s Man of Steel and 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, was forced to drop out of the project due to a personal tragedy.
Warner Bros. then tapped former MCU filmmaker, Joss Whedon to finish the movie – manning extensive reshoots and assembling the theatrical cut.
Why She Turn It Down?
In light of the upcoming release of Wonder Woman 1984, Jenkins spoke with Premier Magazine (via Heroic Hollywood) not just about her latest project, but also her experience in the DCEU thus far.
She revealed that Warner Bros. did offer her the job to helm Justice League, but she refused the opportunity, candidly explaining that the ensemble film didn’t really resonate with her because there were too many characters to juggle.
Jenkins also talked about wanting to have total creative control over her projects, and despite the Wonder Woman films being in the DCEU, she doesn’t care much for continuity.
I mean, yeah i agree with her. If you think you’re not capable or capable but not feeling it, well, don’t force it. Because if you do, GUARANTEE! The end result would end up badly. But that’s my take though. I wanna hear yours now OK?