‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Reveals Why She Turned Down ‘Thor: The Dark World’
While movie fans have been contained in their homes due to the CO-VID 19 pandemic, many engage in online debates. One that has lingered on social media for days is the best and the worst of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of those hotly contested films is 2013’s Thor: The Dark World. Many fans may not know that Patty Jenkins, the mind behind DC’s smash hit Wonder Woman, was originally attached to direct the Thor sequel. However, the filmmaker passed on the project and recently revealed her reason why.
“I did not believe that I could make a good movie out of the script that they were planning on doing. I think it would have been a huge deal—it would have looked like it was my fault. It would’ve looked like, ‘Oh my God, this woman directed it and she missed all these things.’ That was the one time in my career where I really felt like, do this with [another director] and it’s not going to be a big deal,” Jenkins told Vanity Fair. And maybe they’ll understand it and love it more than I do. “You can’t do movies you don’t believe in. The only reason to do it would be to prove to people that I could. But it wouldn’t have proved anything if I didn’t succeed. I don’t think that I would have gotten another chance. And so, I’m super grateful.”
The Chris Hemsworth-led film currently sits at a 66% approval rating with an average score of 6.23/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. This makes it the lowest-rated film in the MCU. However, the film still earned $644.8 million at the worldwide box office. Moreover, the film’s follow-up, 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, is among the most beloved and revered films in the MCU. Director Taika Waititi created a version of the character that looks to lead the MCU into Phase 4.
Jenkins went on to helm DC’s Wonder Woman in 2017. Starring Gal Gadot, the film earned $821,8 million worldwide and its sequel will release later this year.
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Wonder Woman 1984 is currently scheduled for an August 14, 2020 release.
The film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, and Robin Wright.