WONDER WOMAN 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Candidly Reveals Why She Decided Not To Helm THOR 2

WONDER WOMAN 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Candidly Reveals Why She Decided Not To Helm THOR 2

During a new interview, Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins finally reveals the real reason she ultimately decided to step away from helming Marvel Studios' Thor: The Dark World back in 2012...

Although it can be easy to forget after the massive success of Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins very nearly directed Thor: The Dark World for Marvel Studios back in 2012.

The filmmaker parted ways with the sequel three months after signing on, and was replaced by Alan Taylor. At the time, the usual "creative differences" excuse was given as the reason things fell apart, and while that is technically true, we're only now learning the ins and outs of what happened.

During Vanity Fair's profile on Jenkins, the Wonder Woman 1984 director reveals that she decided to step away from the film because she believed it may have ultimately tanked her career!

“I did not believe that I could make a good movie out of the script that they were planning on doing,” explained Jenkins. “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. And maybe they’ll understand it and love it more than I do. "

“You can’t do movies you don’t believe in," she added. "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.”

In hindsight, Jenkins probably made the right call. After all, The Dark World is considered a low point for the MCU, and Wonder Woman is one of the most critically and commercially well-received movies in The DCEU.

Jenkins doesn't hold any ill will towards Marvel, however, and praises the studio for taking a chance on a female filmmaker when it wasn't "en vogue" to do so. 

Check out the interview in full here, and let us know what you think. Wonder Woman 1984 recently had its theatrical release pushed back to August 14.

DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
WONDER WOMAN 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Says Straight-To-Streaming Projects Look Like Fake Movies

WONDER WOMAN 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Says Straight-To-Streaming Projects "Look Like Fake Movies"

Patty Jenkins has already described Warner Bros.' decision to make WW84 available on HBO Max as "heartbreaking," and the director has now taken a swipe at straight-to-streaming content in general.
WONDER WOMAN 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Says The Sequel's HBO Max Release Was A Heartbreaking Experience

WONDER WOMAN 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Says The Sequel's HBO Max Release Was A "Heartbreaking Experience"

Wonder Woman 1984 was released in theaters during the worst of the pandemic last year, and received a simultaneous HBO Max debut. Now, director Patty Jenkins has weighed in on what that meant to her...
WONDER WOMAN Star Gal Gadot Shares Heartfelt Message To Mark 4-Year Anniversary; Teases WW3

WONDER WOMAN Star Gal Gadot Shares Heartfelt Message To Mark 4-Year Anniversary; Teases WW3

Zack Snyder's Justice League star Gal Gadot has taken to Twitter to mark the 4-year anniversary of Wonder Woman's release with a heartfelt message to her fans, while teasing Diana's return for WW3...
WONDER WOMAN Star Gal Gadot Faces Backlash For Controversial Statement On Israel-Palestine Violence

WONDER WOMAN Star Gal Gadot Faces Backlash For Controversial Statement On Israel-Palestine Violence

Not for the first time, Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman 1984, Zack Snyder's Justice League) is facing intense backlash for her stance on the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict after a controversial Tweet...
JUSTICE LEAGUE Star Gal Gadot Confirms Joss Whedon Told Me He Will Finish My Career

JUSTICE LEAGUE Star Gal Gadot Confirms Joss Whedon "Told Me He Will Finish My Career"

We've heard the rumblings about clashes on the set of Justice League between director Joss Whedon and Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot, and the latter has now confirmed that he did threaten her career.
Latest Headlines
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Star Chloe Bennet Shuts Down SECRET INVASION Rumors; “I Don’t Even Know What That Is”

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Star Chloe Bennet Shuts Down SECRET INVASION Rumors; “I Don’t Even Know What That Is”

Following her exit from Powerpuff Girls, fans began to speculate on whether she left that pilot to join Marvel Studios' Secret Invasion, but now, she's come out to vehemently deny her involvement.
DUNE International Trailer Spotlights Incredible New Footage From Denis Villeneuve's Sci-Fi Epic

DUNE International Trailer Spotlights Incredible New Footage From Denis Villeneuve's Sci-Fi Epic

A stunning new international trailer for Dune is now online, and it's comprised almost entirely of previously unseen footage from Denis Villeneuve's upcoming sci-fi adaptation. Take a look...
NIGHT TEETH: Megan Fox, Debby Ryan & Lucy Fry Vamp It Up In First Trailer For Netflix Horror Comedy

NIGHT TEETH: Megan Fox, Debby Ryan & Lucy Fry Vamp It Up In First Trailer For Netflix Horror Comedy

Netflix has released the first trailer for Night Teeth, an upcoming horror comedy from I See You director Adam Randall about a college student who finds himself chauffeuring a pair of vampires around.
INJUSTICE: Superman Is UNLEASHED In Bloody Red-Band Trailer For The DC Animated Movie

INJUSTICE: Superman Is UNLEASHED In Bloody Red-Band Trailer For The DC Animated Movie

Warner Bros. Animation has shared a new red-band trailer for Injustice, and if a dark, violent Superman isn't to your liking, then you might want to cover your eyes during this brutal, bloody sneak peek...
INVASION: Check Out The First Trailer For New Sci-Fi Series From DARK PHOENIX Director Simon Kinberg

INVASION: Check Out The First Trailer For New Sci-Fi Series From DARK PHOENIX Director Simon Kinberg

The first trailer for Invasion, a new sci-fi series from Simon Kinberg (Dark Phoenix) and David Weil (Hunters), has arrived, and with a cast including the legendary Sam Neill, this should be a must-watch.
WHAT IF...? Finally Gives Seth Green's Howard The Duck His Own MCU Character Poster

WHAT IF...? Finally Gives Seth Green's Howard The Duck His Own MCU Character Poster

Marvel Studios has shared another new character poster for What If...?, this time featuring Seth Green's Howard the Duck following his memorable role in today's "What If...Thor Was An Only Child?" episode.
DUNE: Jason Momoa Trains For His Big Duncan Idaho Fight Scene In New Featurette - SPOILERS

DUNE: Jason Momoa Trains For His Big Duncan Idaho Fight Scene In New Featurette - SPOILERS

Dune star Jason Momoa has shared a new "Becoming Duncan Idaho" featurette, which sees him train for the character's big fight sequence. Be warned, the actor actually spoils a major plot point here.
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE Sets New Easter Weekend Release Date

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE Sets New Easter Weekend Release Date

The third instalment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise has been given an official title and release date: The Secrets of Dumbledore is set to hit theaters on April 22, 2022. Check out the new logo...