Patty Jenkins took to Twitter on Tuesday to give her side of the situation regarding her “walking away” from Wonder Woman 3 after “rejecting studio notes on her treatment.” Jenkins claims that she didn’t walk away from the project but instead attributes the massive restructuring that’s going on in the wake of James Gunn and Peter Safran taking over as co-CEOs for DC Studios.
“Sigh…I’m not one to take about private career matters,” Jenkins began, “but I will not allow inaccuracies to continue. Here are the facts.”
“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,” Jenkins wrote. “This is simply not true. I never walked away. I was open to considering anything asked of me. It was my understanding that there was nothing I could do to move anything forward at this time. DC is obviously buried in changes they are having to make, so I understand these decisions are difficult right now.”
“I do not want what has been a beautiful journey with WW to land on negative note,” Jenkins added. “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 lavished praise on original Wonder Woman actress Linda Carter, calling her “an absolute legend and beacon of goodness and light… I have learned so much from her and will cherish her as a friend and mentor, always.”
Jenkins also had kind words for Gal Gadot, who she described as “the greatest gift I have received in this whole journey. A cherished friend, inspiration, and sister.” She added, “There are no words I can use to convey how magical she is. She is the walking embodiment of Wonder Woman in real life and a better person than the world can imagine. Never once in the millions of moments I have spent with her did I see anything less. She is a gift to this world, and even more so, to me.”
James Gunn corroborated Jenkin’s statements on his Twitter on Tuesday, stating, “I can attest that all of Peter and my interactions with you were only pleasant and professional.”
Does this mark the end of Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman 3? Will Gal Gadot and the Wonder Woman character still be a fixture in the DC film universe under co-CEO James Gunn and Peter Safran’s tenure? We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.