Patty Jenkins is widely known for her work in Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. But that’s not it, the director has helmed several other acclaimed projects like Arrested Development, Entourage amongst others. But did you know she was also supposed to direct Chris Hemsworth’s Thor 2? However, Patty quit the Marvel project. Reasons ahead.
It was back in 2013 when Thor: The Dark World released. The Marvel makers had initially roped in Patty Jenkins to don the director’s cap. However, owing to the restrictions of MCU, Jenkins opted for rather being a part of the DC universe. In fact, she accused the makers of ‘wanting full control.’
In a conversation with Premiere magazine, the Wonder Woman 1984 director revealed it all as, “I really like the people who work [at Marvel Studios], but they want full control over their movies. The director is under control. Yes, it can happen. Furthermore, it shows immediately if a director cannot impose his/her vision. When this is the case, I get the impression that these people are doing a different job than me.”
Patty continued, “But with Wonder Woman 1984, I think I did exactly what I wanted. And then, everything a superhero movie needs comes naturally to me: I love shooting great action scenes versus great sets. I really enjoy it.”
That’s not it. Marvel fans very well know that Thor 2 remains one of the weakest creations of the studios. Even actor Chris Hemsworth had previously expressed his disappointment over the same.
Albeit, Thor 2 eventually went onto Alan Taylor, who called out Marvel too over being controlling.
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