Patty Jenkins (left) made a mark with her debut feature Monster that established her as a new voice to watch out for and earned Charlize Theron a Best Actress Oscar. But it took her another 14 years to direct a tent-pole film. With Wonder Woman, Jenkins, now 48, not only afforded a boost of adrenaline to a fading DC cinematic universe, but also gave us a super heroine (played winningly by Gal Gadot) that we could root for, inspiring millions of young girls in the process.
Wonder Woman was a smash hit, grossing a whopping $822 million worldwide. With its sequel Wonder Woman 1984, scheduled to release this summer, Jenkins — who spent a fruitful decade on TV directing the likes of Arrested Development, The Killing and Entourage before Wonder Woman happened — has cracked open another glass ceiling, reportedly being paid between $7 million and $9 million to direct the sequel, a record salary for a female filmmaker. But what we love her most for was her inimitable takedown of Titanic man James Cameron who referred to Wonder Woman as a “step backwards”. Jenkins’s kickass reply? “James Cameron’s inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though, he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman.”
Sourced by The Telegraph