The DC Extended Universe is brimming with deleted scenes. The amount of essential material absent from the theatrical cut of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice makes the much longer, R-rated Ultimate Edition required viewing, as it improves the film immensely. Suicide Squad‘s Extended Cut doesn’t fix that mess of a film, but adds a few minutes that aid in character development and the like. Of course, Suicide Squad is also famous for cutting a good deal of Jared Leto’s work as the Joker, something the actor was not happy with when the film was released. Wonder Woman is getting much better buzz than either of those two films, but will this movie follow suit with a longer cut for you to watch at home?
Director Patty Jenkins told Collider that though the typical tweaks and shaves have been made during the editing process, there are no real deleted scenes from Wonder Woman:
“You know, it’s not like a long journey didn’t happen but what amazes me is how little has actually changed from the first cut other than tightening. Little changes to the final battle, that was really it. I think that what I ended up finding about the final battle was I was hitting emotional points for Diana that I really wanted to hit but I felt a craving for some other kinds of emotional gratification and engagement that we tried to accentuate even more. I think what you learn is rhythm, tone, humor where the jokes are happening, but in our case, I just now can finally say all this. We didn’t cut one scene in this movie, nor did we change the order of one scene in this movie from the script that we went in shooting with.”
It sounds like you won’t even have a “Deleted Scenes” option on your Blu-ray menu! Though even great films like Logan have their fair share of deleted scenes, it is a relief to hear that the final cut of Wonder Woman closely resembles the final draft of the screenplay. Certain plot points in the theatrical release of Batman V Superman were incomprehensible because too much was lost on the cutting room floor. Even the Suicide Squad: Extended Cut felt like it was still missing chunks of the story. Hopefully, this means Wonder Woman will feel like a complete, well-crafted film.
Wonder Woman comes out this Friday, June 2, 2017.
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