Wonder Woman 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Wants To Direct a Marvel Spider-Man Movie

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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Wonder Woman 1984 is now available to stream on HBO Max, marking director Patty Jenkins' second blockbuster release within the DCEU. After great success with the original Wonder Woman in 2017 and plenty of positive reviews coming for the sequel, Jenkins is solidifying herself as one of the top directing names in the film industry.

She will officially be taking her talents to Walt Disney Studios with her inclusion as the director of Rogue Squadron for Lucasfilm, adapting the wildly popular series from books and video games into an original story on screen. Her future with the DCEU remains murky, but it's clear that she will be a force to be reckoned with for many years to come.

In a recent social media release, Jenkins revealed other major projects she would love to direct if given the right opportunity.


During the HBO Max watch party for Wonder Woman 1984, Twitter user @witnesslost asked the movie's director Patty Jenkins which superhero film she would direct if she had the chance:

Patty Jenkins replied by saying she would love to take on DC's Superman along with Spider-Man and Black Widow from Marvel:



While these names represent the cream of the crop in the world of superheroes and do have plenty of "potential", it would still be very interesting to see what Jenkins would do with the chance to give her spin on these three characters. 

Superman is arguably the biggest name in DC Comics other than Batman, so it's not hard to imagine the appeal of the hero to someone like Patty Jenkins after her successes working with Wonder Woman. Zack Snyder helped bring the Kryptonian to life for the DCEU in 2013's Man of Steel, one of over a dozen movies featuring Clark Kent, and Jenkins would look to do justice to Wonder Woman's Justice League teammate.

Both of her choices from the Marvel side of the equation are strong picks as well, particularly looking at how their popularity has risen through their time in the MCU.

Spider-Man is in the discussion for the most well-known superhero ever created. The boyish wonder of Peter Parker and his classic web-slinging abilities offer virtually limitless story and action opportunity for Jenkins.

Jenkins has shown support for the upcoming Cate Shortland-directed Black Widow solo movie, and looking at what she's done with DC's biggest heroine, Natasha Romanoff would undoubtedly be in safe hands if Jenkins decided to jump into the MCU someday.

The biggest omission from this list also seems to be the most obvious one: Wonder Woman 3. Jenkins' troubles with Warner Bros. have been well-documented over the last few weeks, and it has given her reason to at least step back and assess her options as she ponders her future with the company. She has expressed her love for Diana Prince on numerous occasions, but her return to the DCEU remains a prominent question mark as the story moves forward.

For now, Wonder Woman 1984 is available to stream on HBO Max.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.