No Deleted Scenes For Wonder Woman, According To Director Patty Jenkins

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DC and Warner Bros. have managed to give themselves the odd reputation of not releasing full movies. We got extended cuts of both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, which has left people wondering if you should bother seeing a DC movie in the theaters if we aren't getting the real cut.

There has been a lot of collective worrying surrounding the release of Wonder Woman, but the idea that we aren't getting the "real" version of the movie has only come up recently. Collider made sure to ask about deleted scenes in an interview with director Patty Jenkins:

"'We've got the DVD now, they keep wanting to put cut scenes and there aren't any,' said Jenkins."

It turns out the movie we'll be seeing next week in theaters is truly the movie that Jenkins made, because there aren't any deleted scenes. All of the changes she said she made were more about tone and look rather than something that could change the entire story. Jenkins continued:

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"You know, it's not like a long journey didn't happen but what amazes me is how little has actually changed from the first cut other than tightening. Little changes to the final battle, that was really it. I think that what I ended up finding about the final battle was I was hitting emotional points for Diana that I really wanted to hit but I felt a craving for some other kinds of emotional gratification and engagement that we tried to accentuate even more. I think what you learn is rhythm, tone, humor where the jokes are happening but in our case, I just now can finally say all this. We didn't cut one scene in this movie nor did we change the order of one scene in this movie from the script that we went in shooting with."

It looks like the biggest change was a different version of the walk across No Man's Land, but that's it. Jenkins also addressed the early rumors that the movie was a "mess" and how it feels to see a rumor like that from the other side:

"That was actually the most frustrating thing when somebody made up the rumor that it was a mess and I was like 'Really? A mess? It's the opposite, it is so steady, it's been so even keel and steady.' It's been such an opposite experience… The rumor mill of these movies has been quite something to behold. I tried to learn to tune it out but the one thing I want to say to readers because it truly was stunning to me to watch is you truly can't believe how absolutely false certain things are until you're on the inside of one these things. You're like there's not even kind of where there's smoke, there's fire. There is absolutely lies."

wonder womanJenkins is doing what any woman in nerd culture needs to do when the internet comes gunning for you; she kept her head down and focused on making her movie confident that the final product would make the haters sit down.

"You want to [respond] and then you have to restrain yourself because you'll go crazy if you start doing that all the time. Definitely I was angry about the rumor that it was a mess because it was clearly a lie, it was clearly based on someone who had zero experience because there wasn't anybody that you would be able to find that said that. It's been totally smooth. You know, everybody else was busy on doing other movies and we were chugging along, without any drama… You have to make the movie and get to the other side of it. I've been fucking dying to show the movie as a result."

wonder womanAll the world is waiting for this movie, Mrs. Jenkins, and we hope that we can prove wrong everyone who ever said women can't lead or direct a major franchise. It's also wonderful to hear that Warner Bros. stepped back and let Jenkins make the movie she wanted to make. So much of the problems that have plagued the DCEU have felt like studio interference. We're getting a Patty Jenkins film in theaters next week, and we can't wait to see it.

Summary: Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen. It will be released on June 2nd, and for the sake of my health, I hope it doesn't suck.

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About Kaitlyn Booth

Kaitlyn is the Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. She loves movies, television, and comics. She's a member of the UFCA and the GALECA. Feminist. Writer. Nerd. Follow her on twitter @katiesmovies and @safaiagem on instagram. She's also a co-host at The Nerd Dome Podcast. Listen to it at http://www.nerddomepodcast.com
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