WONDER WOMAN Director Patty Jenkins Explains Why She Chose Not To Direct Marvel's THOR Sequel

WONDER WOMAN Director Patty Jenkins Explains Why She Chose Not To Direct Marvel's THOR Sequel

In a new interview, Patty Jenkins explains why she ended up parting ways with Marvel's Thor Sequel, and reveals that her original idea for the film was a “Romeo-and-Juliet-esque space opera"...

Long before Patty Jenkins signed on to helm Wonder Woman she was courted by Marvel Studios to direct their then untitled Thor sequel, but wound up stepping away from the project after only 2 months due to creative differences. Since then, we've heard a few bits and pieces about why she chose to part ways, but now Jenkins outlines exactly why things didn't pan out.

During an interview with Indiewire, the Monster director explains that she simply felt there was no way she could make a good movie with the script they wanted her to work from:


“It was painful and sad because I really loved those guys and I loved the idea of us making a Thor together, but it’s one of those things. You have to make sure that the movie you want to make is fully the right movie for that studio too. It was heartbreaking, but I also knew that it was good… I knew that it was good because I didn’t think I could make a great film out of their script.”

So, what was her vision for the story? Jenkins says it would have been a “Romeo-and-Juliet-esque space opera that hinged on the separation of Thor and Jane Foster,” which would have featured a much larger role for Natalie Portman's character. That does sound more interesting that the somewhat formulaic plot we ended up with, at least.

At any rate, Marvel's loss looks to be DC's gain, as Wonder Woman is getting rave reviews and seems set to lasso a lot of coin when it opens in theaters this weekend.

Do you think Jenkins would have given us a better Thor sequel, or did you like The Dark World as it was? Sound off below.
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