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‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Reveals She First Campaigned for the Film 10 Years Ago

The first feature film about the comic book character, "Wonder Woman" hits theaters in June of 2017.

Wonder Woman

“Wonder Woman”

Warner Bros.

Director Patty Jenkins is best known for her 2003 biographical crime-drama “Monster,” the indie hit that saw Charlize Theron win the Academy Award for Best Actress, but her career since then has been almost entirely in television. That changed when Jenkins landed the directing job for Warner Bros. “Wonder Woman,” which stars Gal Gadot in the lead role and is set to hit theaters in June 2017.

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In a recent interview with THR, Jenkins said she told executives at Warner Bros. that she wanted to make “Wonder Woman” more than 10 years ago.

“I’ve always been moved by the idea of movies that are personal but still have a huge reach,” Jenkins told THR. “‘Superman’ had that effect on me when I was a kid — it rocked my world. That kind of movie was always the brass ring of what I wanted to do with my career.”

“Wonder Woman” is the first feature film about the comic book character, and Jenkins is the first woman to direct a summer blockbuster, but she downplayed the idea of feeling additional pressure because of either of those facts.

“Every project is something no one has done before,” she told THR. “Male or female, the pressure is always high, and I’m always doing it as a woman, so I think you just have to learn to mute it out and just be a great director and give everything you can.”

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