Watch Patty Jenkins Shoot Down Crazy Wonder Woman Theories

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in a press photo

Although it was released back in June, fans have not stopped dissecting and discussing every frame in Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman. The acclaimed blockbuster was the DC Extended Universe's first critical success, and made a ton of money at the box office. Since then, fan theories have popped up all around the internet (as they tend to do), with DC fans attempting to discern what might occur in the film's sequel. Now Jenkins herself has jumped in, and recently addressed a handful of outlandish fan theories about Wonder Woman, and the upcoming sequel. And it was all filmed for your pleasure, check it out.

Pretty awesome, right? Let's break down all the tidbits that Patty Jenkins and the always delightful Lucy Davis (aka Etta Candy) have revealed for the fans for Elle Magazine.

To start, it certainly seems like Chris Pine's Steve Trevor is dead for good. After Steve sacrificed himself at the end of Wonder Woman, some fans were hoping there were ways he could survive, and Pine could show up in Wonder Woman 2. One such theory claimed that Steve had drank some of the magical waters of Themyscira during that bath scene, and that those waters could have the powers to heal him from the explosion in the first film. But Jenkins was quick to shut that down, the dismay of the fandom and Lucy Davis alike.

Another question about Wonder Woman's ending had to do with Steve Trevor's last words. Following the battle against Ares, Diana went seemingly deaf for a few moments, while Steve spoke his last words and told her to save the world. One fan believed this final message to be for the audience instead of Diana, since we were seemingly more privy to the words. But Patty Jenkins shot this down too, while also revealing a bit of information about how she conceptualized the scene. She equates Diana's temporary lack of hearing to a car wreck, making the superhero movie seem much more relatable.

Patty Jenkins also delved into what gives Wonder Woman her powers. Because while the other Amazonians have similar bracelets to Diana's, no one else is able ot send the shock wave that she does. This is because Diana is the Godkiller, and is more powerful than the badass women like Antiope. Antiope's death was also briefly discussed, although we should expect Robin Wright to reprise her role as the General of Themyscira's army in Justice League. This will no doubt be a flashback scene of the Amazons battling the Parademon army, and will hopefully feature more of Antiope's utter badassery.

Wonder Woman 2 will arrive in theaters December 13th 2019. In the meantime, you can catch Wonder Woman in Justice League on November 17th, 2017. And be sure to check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.