Deleted scenes, alternate endings and director’s cuts have become a mainstay of modern entertainment. Films typically undergo numerous treatments during production, and they’re especially subject to change in the editing phase. However, according to director Patty Jenkins, that’s not the case with Wonder Woman.
“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,” she told Collider. “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.”
Jenkins related how bothersome it was to read rumors that early edits of the film were discombobulated. “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,’” she said. “It’s been such an opposite experience. … The rumor mill of these movies has been quite something to behold.”
Arriving June 2, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy.