Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman, says that the MCU shouldn’t be the status quo for superhero movies.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has certainly had a huge impact on the superhero movie genre and blockbusters in general, with so many trying to replicate its success with its shared universe.
However, Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman 1984, doesn’t feel that the MCU should become the de facto model for superhero movie franchises. Speaking to Total Film (via Comic Book Movie), she acknowledged Marvel’s success but added:
“But that certainly shouldn’t be the status quo. I think you should look at comic books. There’s this huge variety of comic books, and their look and tone and world are radically different.”
Explaining how superhero films don’t always blend together she said: “Sometimes they do, and that’s really fun, and that’s that thing. But a lot of times, they have their own run. I’m psyched that DC – and frankly, Marvel’s actually doing it a little bit more now, too, with some of the tone of Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Widow and Doctor Strange – they feel very different in tone.”
Variety is certainly important and it’s absolutely true that not every franchise needs to have a shared universe. DC itself is finding more success of late by making their films distinct and separate from each other. Long may it continue.
Wonder Woman 1984 reunites Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins with stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Ewen Bremner (Charlie), Said Taghmaoui (Sameer), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe), Doutzen Kroes (Venelia) and new additions Kristen Wiig (Ghostbusters) as Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as Maxwell Lord, and Natasha Rothwell (Love, Simon), Ravi Patel (Master of None, Grandfathered) and Gabriella Wilde (Doctor Who, Poldark) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.