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Director Patty Jenkins says there’s no Wonder Woman deleted scenes and discusses the movie’s inaccurate rumour mill

May 28th, 2017 by Marc Comments

With Wonder Woman only days away, we’re all getting excited to see it (we’ve seen it and our review will be posted tomorrow the second the embargo lifts)…

And while we know there’s been a lot of chopping and changing in the DC movies so far – Batman V Superman’s theatrical cut was such a mess the home release was a half hour longer and very different, more complete movie and Suicide Squad had apparently got three different finished versions ready to go before deciding on the one we all saw, with Jared Leto’s Joker in particular falling victim to the cutting room floor – however it seems this is not the case with Wonder Woman.

Director Patty Jenkins has come out and said that the movie is her complete vision, with nothing trimmed or left out for the home release:

 

“You know, it’s not like a long journey didn’t happen but what amazes me is how little has actually changed from the first cut other than tightening. Little changes to the final battle, that was really it. I think that what I ended up finding about the final battle was I was hitting emotional points for Diana that I really wanted to hit but I felt a craving for some other kinds of emotional gratification and engagement that we tried to accentuate even more. I think what you learn is rhythm, tone, humor where the jokes are happening but in our case, I just now can finally say all this. We didn’t cut one scene in this movie nor did we change the order of one scene in this movie from the script that we went in shooting with.”

This is very heartening, especially since there were rumours that the movie was a mess while back – rumours which Jenkins went out of her way to shoot down during the same interview, expressing that it was frustrating to hear all the lies spread by an inaccurate rumour mill:

“That was actually the most frustrating thing when somebody made up the rumor that it was a mess and I was like ‘Really? A mess? It’s the opposite, it is so steady, it’s been so even keel and steady.’ It’s been such an opposite experience… The rumor mill of these movies has been quite something to behold. I tried to learn to tune it out but the one thing I want to say to readers because it truly was stunning to me to watch is you truly can’t believe how absolutely false certain things are until you’re on the inside of one these things. You’re like there’s not even kind of where there’s smoke, there’s fire. There is absolutely lies.”

 

We can assure anyone who still has doubts that Wonder Woman will deliver all you hope and, yes, more. We’re delighted that the movie is true to Jenkins’ vision – it means that the script was tight and the director was able to do exactly as envisioned.

We think this bodes well for the still fledgling DC Cinematic Universe.

What about you?

Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright, and hits theaters on June 2.

Source: Collider

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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