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Director Patty Jenkins Explains Why She Left Thor: The Dark World

By Chen Shun  /  26 Mar 2020 (Thursday)

It’s without a doubt that most MCU movies are major box office hits. As such, filmmakers, if given a chance, will want to work on multiple comic book properties. (Marvel, DC) James Gunn, Chris Evans and Peter Dinklage are examples of this, and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins had the potential to join them. 

Considering the success of the first Wonder Woman solo flick, one has to wonder how Patty Jenkins might have been able to turn things around for Thor: The Dark World. Jenkins recently opened up about her exit from Dark World, saying:

"I did not believe that I could make a good movie out of the script that they were planning on doing. I think it would have been a huge deal - it would have looked like it was my fault. It would’ve looked like, ‘Oh my God, this woman directed it and she missed all these things.’ That was the one time in my career where I really felt like, Do this with [another director] and it’s not going to be a big deal. And maybe they’ll understand it and love it more than I do. You can’t do movies you don’t believe in. The only reason to do it would be to prove to people that I could. But it wouldn’t have proved anything if I didn’t succeed. I don’t think that I would have gotten another chance. And so, I’m super grateful.”

It looks like Patty Jenkins simply wasn't satisfied with Thor 2's script, which explains why she departed over "creative differences." While it could have become great on her portfolio, Jenkins felt the pressure of producing a quality blockbuster since she'd be breaking new ground as a female director.

While Chris Hemsworth might be one of the hottest man alive, we have to admit Thor: The Dark World isn't one of the strongest releases by Marvel Studios’.

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