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Patty Jenkins talks Wonder Woman trilogy, Amazons spin-off and the Justice League movie she never made

June 7th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Late last year Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins revealed that a Wonder Woman trilogy and Amazons movie was ‘planned out’ (here) and now she’s adding a bit more information to that fun nugget of information.

While the pushing back to August 21st of Wonder Woman over this damned virus was a bit of a pain in the arse, it looks like we Wonder Woman fans still have much to look forward to.

Jenkins has been virtually promoting the movie already and has got talking about the third instalment of the movie and beyond already, with her confirming officially that the Amazons movie is a thing now.

“I’m not going to direct it [the Amazon spin-off], hopefully. I’m going to try really hard not to. It’s not going to be easy,” She says

“Geoff Johns and I came up with the story, and we sold the pitch, and we’re going to get it going. I’ll produce it, for sure.”

Interesting too that Jenkins has confirmed Geoff Johns’ involvement in getting the movie made.

The director went on to explain that while it is a spin-off, the movie is not strictly standalone and will form part of a bigger Wonder Woman story: “There’s an arc that I have in mind for the first movie, and then the second movie, and then the Amazon movie, and then the third movie.”

While the Amazons were seen briefly in Justice League – and hopefully will be seen much more in the Snyder Cut of that movie – we know little about them and what they are up to in the modern world, with the first Wonder Woman and, judging by the trailer (below), the sequel showing us Themyscira – Wonder Woman’s and the Amazons’ home – long in the past.

It’s a safe bet Diana’s mother, Queen Hippolyte, played by Connie Nielsen, and her sister Antiope, Robin Wright, will return over the course of the next three movies too.

And, just speaking of Justice League, did you know that Warners had approached Jenkins about directing a Justice League movie – presumably a sequel had the first movie gotten a warmer reception from fans.

Obviously, at this stage that’s not a priority for Warners/DC (although who knows what might happen after the Snyder Cut?) and the Justice Society of America is looking more likely to get a movie at the minute (here) but it’s clear it was hoped at the time Justice League could be an Avengers level event.

Anyway, why had Jenkins said ‘no’ to the project?

“I love comics, but I’ve come to superheroes through films,” she says.

“There is in me this desire to emulate compared to the movies I saw as a child. A certain spirit that reigned in those times. Is that relevant when I shoot? I don’t know. The point is, unlike other directors, I don’t really care about shared universes, continuity, and that kind of detail. I’ve been contacted to make a Justice League movie in the past, and it doesn’t connect to me. Too many characters.”

It’s cool that she’s honest about her history with comic characters and sees the value in concentrating on one character but honestly, I can really see her coming into a bigger movie in the near future.

What say you all? Would you have liked a Jenkins directed Justice League and are you excited for Wonder Woman 1984? Let me know, gang…

Wonder Woman 1984 is due for release on August 14th, 2020.

Sources: Nerdist, Joblo

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….