'Never Walked Away': Petty Jenkins breaks silence over 'false' 'Wonder Woman 3' cancellation report
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A lot of things have been said about how the latest merger between Warner Bros and Discovery made things even worse for DC Extended Universe. In recent months, a lot of superhero projects have been canceled by the production house, making fans wonder if the merger was the right thing to do or not. They did take a sign of relief when it was announced that James Gunn and Peter Safran will be heading the DC Studios to give DCEU a new direction. However, the cancellation of 'Wonder Woman 3' has left a bad taste in everyone's mouth. It was said that Patty Jenkins didn't want to compromise on the script she wrote even when the higher management wanted her to give it a new treatment and that's why the movie allegedly got canceled.
However, the filmmaker has broken her silence on the matter in a lengthy statement on her official Twitter account and gave her side of the story of what happened with 'Wonder Woman 3' and what's the latest update on the third movie in the franchise. In her statement, she didn't only talk about 'WW 3', but she also gave reasons on why she left the highly-anticipated 'Star Wars' film 'Rogue Squadron'.
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While talking about 'Wonder Woman 3', the filmmaker made it clear that she "never walked away" from the movie and slammed the media outlets that published "false stories" about her claiming that she "killed" the franchise. She also noted that she was open to "considering anything" for the betterment of the movie, but there's nothing she could have done to move forward.
She added, "Sigh… I’m not one to talk about private career matters, but I will not allow inaccuracies to continue. When there started being backlash about WW3 not happening, the attractive clickbait false story that it was me that killed it or walked away started to spread. This is simply not true. I never walked away. DC is obviously buried in changes they are having to make, so I understand these decisions are difficult right now."
December 14, 2022
The 'Monster' director made it clear that she doesn't want to ruin her "beautiful journey" with 'Wonder Woman' and feels honored that she got the chance to direct two movies that made a lot of impact on people's minds. She concluded by stating that the character should have an "amazing future ahead" with her or without her. "I have loved and been so honored to be the person who got to make these last two Wonder Woman films. She is an incredible character. Living in and around her values makes one a better person every day. I wish her and her legacy an amazing future ahead, with or without me," Jenkins added.
Meanwhile, when it comes to 'Rogue Squadron', Jenkins noted that the movie is in "development" but she doesn't know when it will start filming because things never move forward until the development process is complete. However, Jenkins hopes that she gets to film the much-awaited project.
"I originally left Rogue Squadron after a long and productive development process when it became clear it couldn’t happen soon enough and I did not want to delay WW3 any further. 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 am still on it and that project has been in active development ever since. I don't know if it will happen or not," Jenkins noted.
Her statement comes a few days after it was reported that 'Wonder Woman 3' has been canceled under the new management of Gunn and Safran. In that report, it was noted Jenkins wasn't ready to make changes to the original script and when she refused to do that, the production house decided to stop the movie from getting made.
As far as 'Rogue Squadron' is concerned, Jenkins made history when it was announced that she would be donning the director's hat for the aforementioned movie. She became the first female director to helm a 'Star Wars' movie and begin a new era. But nothing seems to be sure now because of what we got to know from Jenkins' statement.
Let's see how DC responds to Jenkins' claims.