Filmmaker Patty Jenkins has damaged her silence on Warner Bros.’ current choice to scrap “Wonder Woman 3” and allegations that she departed the undertaking.
On Tuesday night, Jenkins tweeted a lengthy statement noting that she is going to “not allow inaccuracies” about the film’s demise at Warner Bros. to unfold additional.
Final week, the Hollywood Reporter reported that “Wonder Woman 3” won’t transfer ahead. Jenkins reportedly submitted a remedy for the movie, however new DC Studios bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran had been among the many executives who deemed it unfit for the studio’s imaginative and prescient.
The Wrap then reported that Jenkins walked away from the “Wonder Woman” franchise.
However on Tuesday, Jenkins mentioned that’s not the case.
“This is simply not true. I never walked away,” she wrote. “I was open to considering anything asked of me. It was my understanding there was nothing I could do to move anything forward at this time.”
Contemplating the most important inventive overhaul on the middle of Warner Bros. Discovery’s current programming shifts, Jenkins mentioned, “she understands that these decisions are difficult right now.”
Representatives for Warner Bros. didn’t instantly reply Tuesday to The Instances’ request for remark.
“I do not want what has been a beautiful journey with WW to land on [a] negative note,” Jenkins wrote.
Responding to Jenkins’ assertion Tuesday, Gunn tweeted on the filmmaker, “I can attest that all of Peter and my interactions with you were only pleasant and professional.”
Jenkins directed “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot, in 2017. She went on to helm the pandemic-era sequel “Wonder Woman 1984” in 2020.
In Tuesday’s assertion, Jenkins additionally mentioned what the “Wonder Woman” movies have meant to her and praised Gadot and Lynda Carter, who performed the beloved hero on TV within the Nineteen Seventies.
“I have loved and been so honored to be the person who got to make these last two Wonder Woman films. She is an incredible character,” she wrote. “Living in and around her values makes one a better person every day. I wish her and her legacy an amazing future ahead, with or without me.”
She concluded her open letter by thanking the movie’s followers, who she mentioned typically lack illustration in “the media and online,” and inspired them to channel the superhero.
“Any day that you face struggles, try asking: What would Wonder Woman do? I hope her beacon of love, truth and justice is always there to lead the way for you, as she has done for me,” she mentioned.
“Wonder Woman 3” is the most recent film to get the lower at Warner Bros. Discovery. In August, the leisure large scrapped plans for its “Batgirl” movie, starring “In the Heights” star Leslie Grace.
Since then, Warner Bros. Discovery platforms HBO and HBO Max have additionally seen main cutbacks in programming. “Legendary,” “Minx,” “Love Life” and “The Nevers” are the most recent exhibits to get the chop.
In November, Warner Bros. Discovery Chief Government David Zaslav defended the cuts.
“Let me be clear,” Zaslav mentioned. “We did not get rid of any show that was helping us.”