Patty Jenkins has broken her silence on the news that she has parted ways with Warner Bros. on the 2020 “Wonder Woman 1984” sequel.
“I’ve never been,” Jenkins shared in one Post on Twitter. “I was open to consider anything that was asked of me. It was my understanding that there was nothing I could do to move forward at this time. DC is clearly buried in the changes they have to make, so I think these decisions are difficult right now.
Jenkins’ statement comes nearly a week after news first broke that Warner Bros. executives had approved her treatment for a third “Wonder Woman” film, setting off a storm of speculation about the future of DC. What can be revealed about. It also sparked headlines that Jenkins had rejected attempts by newly appointed heads James Gunn and Peter Safran to recast the film to fit into DC Studios’ new plans.
In his statement, Jenkins said the story was “simply not true”: “I’m not going to talk about private career matters, but I’m not going to allow the mistake to continue.”
About an hour later, Jenkins posted his statement, Gunn supported He responded on Twitter, saying, “I can confirm that all interactions with you, Peter and I, were pleasant and professional.”
In her statement, Jenkins also said that while she was in active development on the “Star Wars” film “Rogue Squadron,” she initially left the project to work on the third “Wonder Woman” film. It will be late.
“When I did, Lucasfilm asked me to consider coming back [“Rogue Squadron”] later on [“Wonder Woman 3″], which I was honored to do, so I agreed,” Jenkins wrote. “They made me a new deal. In fact, I’m still at it and the project has been in active development ever since. I don’t know if it will happen or not. We never do that until the development process is complete, but I’m looking forward to the ability to move forward.
Lucasfilm and Jenkins announced “Rogue Squadron” in December 2020. At the time, it was to be Lucasfilm’s first “Star Wars” feature film since 2019’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and was set to premiere in theaters in 2023. But Disney officially pulled the film from its schedule. September.
Jenkins’ optimistic take on “Rogue Squadron,” however, contrasts with the rest of his statement, which reads like a farewell to the “Wonder Woman” franchise.
“I don’t want to end a beautiful journey with WW on a negative note,” Jenkins wrote. “I’ve loved and been so honored to be the person who got to make these last two ‘Wonder Woman’ movies. She’s an incredible character.”
Along with movie fans and his film crew, Jenkins paid tribute to actress Lynda Carter, who played the superhero on TV in the late 1970s and cameo in “Wonder Woman 1984,” and her star, Gal Gadot: “Where do I begin?” Flowers are the greatest gift I have received in this entire journey. A dear friend, inspiration and sister.
Here is Jenkins’ full statement:
Sigh… I’m not going to talk about personal career matters, but I won’t allow the mistake to continue. Here are the facts:
I actually abandoned Rogue Squadron after a long and productive development process when it became clear that it couldn’t be done soon enough and I didn’t want to delay WW3 any longer. When I did, Lucasfilm asked me to consider coming back to RS after WW3, which I was honored to do, so I agreed. They made a new deal with me. In fact, I’m still at it and the project has been in active development ever since. I don’t know if it will happen or not. We never do until the development process is complete, but I’m looking forward to the ability to move forward.
When the backlash about WW3 not happening, the attractive clickbait lie is that it was me who killed it or walked away. This is simply not true. I never went away. Ask me to consider everything I was open to. It was my understanding that there was nothing I could do to move forward at this time. DC is clearly buried in the changes they have to make, so I think these decisions are difficult right now.
I don’t want to end what has been a beautiful journey with WW to land on a negative note. I love and am so honored to be the person who made these last two Wonder Woman movies. She is an incredible character. Living in and around his values makes one a better person every day. I want him and his legacy to have a wonderful future ahead, with or without me.
Walking alongside Lynda Carter, an absolute legend and beacon of goodness and light, has been a thrill. I have learned so much from him and will always cherish him as a friend and mentor. My crew has been like family and fight every day to give the best films to the world. And flowers… flowers. Where do I start? Flowers are the greatest gift I have received in this entire journey. A dear friend, inspiration, and sister. There are no words I can describe how magical she is. She is the walking embodiment of Wonder Woman in real life and a better person than the world could ever imagine. In the millions of moments I have spent with him, I have never seen anything less. She is a gift to this world, and even more so, to me.
Lastly, but most importantly, thank you to the incredible fans of WW, and for all your love and support. Wonder Woman fans are not often seen in the media and online, but I want to let you know that we have always seen and celebrated you and your worth. You were first and foremost in our minds every day we made the last two films. You are the best and most lovely person and I always look forward to celebrating you.
Thank you all for this wonderful trip. Keep up the Wonder Woman spirit. Any day you face a struggle, try asking: What would a woman wonder? I hope that the light of his love, truth and justice will always guide you, as it has done for me.
Angelique Jackson contributed to this report.