It is not a secret that Warner Bros. is struggling with its DC Films properties. The money is good, for sure, but the reviews have gone from bad (Man of Steel) to real bad (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad). So even though it wasn’t surprising to hear an alleged former WB employee say that those inside the studio are already dragging Wonder Woman, it was still damn depressing. “What are you even doing?” asked “Gracie Law,” the anonymous writer who penned an open letter to her former bosses, utterly dismantling the senior leadership at Warner Bros. “I wish to God you were forced to live out of a car until you made a #1 movie of the year. Maybe Wonder Woman wouldn't be such a mess. Don't try to hide behind the great trailer. People inside are already confirming it's another mess.”
Well, this afternoon Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins took to Twitter to defend her film, insisting that there has been no such mud thrown at the first female-lead superhero movie of the Superhero Movie Era. And since Warner Bros. isn’t commenting on the letter, Jenkins should stand up for the work. Let’s just hope — really, with everything you have — that she isn’t just trying to save face. Because that was a totally great trailer, and if DC squanders Wonder Woman too, then Captain Marvel is going to have an even wider door to stride through to claim the exclusive title of baddest heroine on the block. We need you, Patty. We really do. Read all of Jenkins’s tweets below.
Woah, just saw this press about WW having problems. Are they serious? This is some made up bs right here. Made up! Produce a source, anyone.— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) August 12, 2016
You can’t because it’s entirely false. Don’t believe the hype people. Someone’s trying to spread some serious misinfo.— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) August 12, 2016
Isn’t until you are intimately involved in these things that you realize how totally false these rumors can. Let me reassure you...— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) August 12, 2016
Zero about the movie we are making has been called a mess by anyone in the know. Fact.— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) August 12, 2016
Real lasso of truth, time, will reveal that letter to be false soon enough. But lame something so transparent in its agenda gets traction.— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) August 12, 2016