Patty Jenkins has broken her silence following news that she has parted ways with Warner Bros. to film 2020’s Wonder Woman 1984 sequel.
“I never walked away,” Jenkins shared postal on twitter. “I am willing to consider anything that is asked of me. As far as I know, there is nothing I can do at this time. DC is obviously busy with the changes they have to make, so I know these decisions are difficult to make right now.”
Jenkins’ statement comes nearly a week after news first broke that Warner Bros. leadership was ditching her treatment for a third Wonder Woman movie, fueling speculation that the news could herald DC’s future. It also sparked headlines suggesting Jenkins rejected efforts to reshape the film to suit newly appointed heads James Gunn and Peter Safran’s nascent plans for DC Studios.
In her statement, Jenkins said the story was “simply not true”: “I’m not one to talk about private career issues, but I’m not going to allow mistakes to continue.”
About an hour after Jenkins issued her statement, Gunn supported She tweeted back: “I can attest that all of Peter’s and I’s interactions with you have been pleasant and professional.”
In her statement, Jenkins also said that while she was still actively developing the “Star Wars” film “Rogue Squadron,” she initially left after realizing that making it would delay a third “Wonder Woman” film. of the item.
“When I did, Lucasfilm made me think about going back to [“Rogue Squadron”] back [“Wonder Woman 3″], I’m honored to do so, so I agreed,” Jenkins wrote. “They made a new deal with me. In fact, I’m still working on that project, and that project has been actively developed since. I don’t know if it will happen. We’ll never do this until the development process is complete, but I look forward to its future potential. “
Lucasfilm and Jenkins announced Rogue Squadron in December 2020; at the time, it was supposed to be Lucasfilm’s first “Star Wars” feature film after 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , which was originally scheduled for a theatrical release in 2023. But Disney in September.
However, Jenkins’ hopeful tone for Rogue Squadron stands in stark contrast to the rest of her statement, which reads as a farewell to the Wonder Woman franchise.
“I don’t want a beautiful journey with WW to end up on a negative note,” Jenkins wrote. “I have loved and been honored to be the producer of the last two Wonder Woman films. She is an incredible character.”
Jenkins joined fans and her filmmaking team in paying tribute to actress Lynda Carter, who played superheroes on television in the late 1970s and cameoed in “Wonder Woman 1984,” and to her star Gal Gadot Tribute: “Where do I even start? Gal is the greatest gift I’ve ever received on this entire journey. A treasured friend, inspiration and sister.”
Here is the full statement from Jenkins:
Alas… I’m not one to talk about private career issues, but I won’t allow mistakes to continue. Here are the facts:
I originally left Rogue Squadron after a long and productive development process when it became clear that it couldn’t happen anytime soon and I didn’t want to delay WW3 any longer. When I did, Lucasfilm asked me to consider returning to RS after WW3, which I was honored to do, so I said yes. They made a new deal with me. In fact, I’m still working on that project, and that project has been actively developed since. I don’t know if it will happen. We’ll never do it until the development process is complete, but I look forward to its future potential.
When the backlash against WW3 not happening started, the appealing clickbait bogus story of I kill it or go away started spreading. This is not correct. I never walked away. I am willing to consider any request placed on me. As far as I know, there’s nothing I can do at this point. DC is obviously busy with the changes they have to make, so I know these decisions are going to be difficult right now.
I don’t want a good journey with WW to end up on a negative record. I’ve loved and been honored to be a producer on the last two Wonder Woman films. She’s an incredible character. Living in and around her values makes a person better every day. With or without me, I wish her and her legacy a bright future.
It was thrilling to walk alongside Linda Carter – an absolute legend and a beacon of kindness and light. I have learned so much from her and will always cherish her as a friend and mentor. My crew is like family, working hard every day to give the world the best movies possible. And Gal…Gal Gadot. Where do I even start? Gal is the greatest gift I have received on this entire journey. A cherished friend, inspiration and sister. I have no words to express her magic. She’s the real-life walking embodiment of Wonder Woman, a better person than the world can imagine. Of the millions of moments I’ve spent with her, I’ve never seen anything less. She is a gift to the world and even more so to me.
Last but not least, thank you incredible WW fans for all your love and support. Wonder Woman fans are often not the most visible in the media and online, but I want you to know that we’re always on the lookout for and celebrating you and how important you are. You are at the top of our minds every day as we work on the last two films. You are the best and most loving people and I look forward to celebrating you forever.
Thank you all for this wonderful journey. Keep up the Wonder Woman spirit. Any day when you’re stuck, try asking: What would Wonder Woman do? I hope her beacon of love, truth and justice will always be there to guide you, as she has for me.
Angelique Jackson contributed to this report.