‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins was a Punk Rocker in the ’80s

Maybe a bit of Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins‘ past holds the key to why Wonder Woman 1984 is set in….1984.

“Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins
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In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the filmmaker revealed some of why that particular decade made sense as a setting for the superhero sequel starring Gal Gadot. Apparently, it’s when Jenkins became a fan of the superheroine. (Gosh we really wish there was a direct quote about that, VF!)

Aside from that, Jenkins also admitted that she was something of a punk rocker during her teen years. (Why oh why aren’t there pictures?!):

“I was in seventh grade or sixth grade, and . . . I became a punk rocker right around there, I was in the American hardcore scene. It was the Bad Brains and Minor Threat and Hüsker Dü . . . there were all kinds. The Replacements. I was knee-deep in all of that.”

Maybe this means we’ll be getting a bit more than your average bublegum pop on the soundtrack for Wonder Woman 1984? Not that we mind ’80s pop, mind you, just kind of a fun thing to know about an interesting filmmaker.

What about additional Wonder Woman films you ask?  Well, Patty Jenkins has some ideas.

“I have pretty clear plans for Wonder Woman 3. Whether I [direct] it or not, I see how her arc should end in my incarnation of Wonder Woman. I have great passion for that.”

Needless to say, we’re pretty excited to see what happens in the second film.

Wonder Woman 1984 is set to hit theaters on June 5th 2020.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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