WONDER WOMAN Cinematographer Compares The Film To BATMAN BEGINS & SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE
Wonder Woman will officially hit theatres this Friday, and ahead of the film's anticipated release, cinematographer Matthew Jensen has compared it to some other heavy hitting comic book movies.
"Every day seemed like a challenge because it was such a big and complicated movie," Jensen said. "Just the knowledge that we were doing Wonder Woman’s story, solo, a movie that a lot of people had been trying to get off the ground for over 20 years, and she is one of the pop culture icons, so there was a lot of pressure on us to do it correctly. We were setting out to make something close to Richard Donner’s Superman or Batman Begins. We wanted to do her story that kind of justice so every day felt like we had that monkey on our back."
Jensen also had high praise for his director, Patty Jenkins, describing her work ethic through an on-set anecdote. "The best thing that I could say about Patty is that when I got the job and we were early in prep Patty was trying to convey to some storyboard artists what she wanted Wonder Woman to do in a certain sequence and how she was supposed to move and Patty got up in the room and started acting out physically what Wonder Woman was doing complete with sound effects and choreography and I sat there sort of amazed that she was doing this with complete gusto and no self-consciousness. She was just, she was Wonder Woman."
Jensen continued on to say that he feels the action sequences will really impress fans, along with Diana having her own special moment that the cinematographer again compared to the aforementioned Batman and Superman films. "I’m certainly hoping a lot of the battle scenes [will blow people away], and Wonder Woman’s first emergence where she uses all of her abilities is pretty spectacular...It’s later on. You’re gonna have to wait on it a little bit but I think that’s good. I think it’s akin to, again, Christopher Reeve opening up his shirt and revealing the 'S' for the first time. That happens at about an hour into that movie and same thing with Christian Bale, he finally says 'I am Batman' about an hour into the movie and I think ours is similar."
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