How Much Input Wonder Woman 1984's Director Has on Zack Snyder's Justice League

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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This era of superhero movies consists of more interconnected stories between multiple franchises than ever before, largely thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 1, which culminated in 2012's The Avengers . Warner Bros. and DC Films saw that success and started formulating a plan to create their own stories using Superman, Batman, and more as they worked up to the first live-action Justice League movie in the comic company's history.

Due to the films releasing one right after the other in just a few months' time in these cinematic sagas, multiple movies are usually shooting and commencing production simultaneously. This was the case in the DCEU a few years ago, when directors Patty Jenkins and Zack Snyder were making Wonder Woman and Justice League at the same time, both of which starred Gal Gadot as Diana Prince in a key role.

Jenkins recently shared some details on how she worked through both that experience and her discussions about the upcoming Snyder Cut of Justice League .


In a recent interview with Collider , via ScreenRant , Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins revealed that she didn't have any input into Diana Prince's inclusion in either of Zack Snyder's versions of Justice League .

Both movies were filming at the same time before their 2017 release, and Jenkins clarified that she didn't speak with Snyder during production for the Snyder Cut of Justice League either:

"I did not have any input into how she fit into either version of Justice League. I was shooting Wonder Woman at the time that they started shooting Justice League so it was a very, very busy time. But no, I never had any input or even really knowledge about what was going to be going on in Justice League. Yes, I always have tried to kind of be respectful of knowing where she kind of ends up and keeping the same suit and all of those kinds of things, but I didn't really know exactly what was going to happen there."


Even considering how important Diana Prince's role in both Wonder Woman and Justice League was, the plots of both movies were so far apart chronologically that this news didn't seem to make much of an impact.

Wonder Woman took place in 1918 and helped serve as Diana's origin story, showing her introduction to the world outside of Themyscira. Her adventures with Chris Pine's Steve Trevor took her to America for the first time and put her right in the middle of World War I, letting her prove herself as a hero for the first time.

The story of Justice League happened nearly 100 years after the first Wonder Woman film, and it even came over three decades before Diana's story in the recent release of Wonder Woman 1984 . This seemed to make for a much easier connection for Jenkins' and Snyder's films as they told one cohesive story for the Amazonian warrior .

It will also be interesting to find out if Wonder Woman plays as important of a role in the Snyder Cut of Justice League , which will release in March 2021 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.