• Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot believe the love story of Diana Prince and Steve Trevor is "timeless and classic"
  • Jenkins also noted that there is a "dearth of romance" in modern cinema despite Hollywood being founded on it
  • “Wonder Woman 1984” will be releasing on the big screen and HBO Max Friday

“Wonder Woman 1984” is filled with enthralling action sequences and serious conversation among the characters. However, the love story of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor is something that people are really excited about. Director Patty Jenkins has opened up about their romance and why it was important for the second film's storyline.

Speaking in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 49-year-old filmmaker noted that it was important to keep intact the spark they had in the first movie because there is a “dearth of romance” in films nowadays. Jenkins also spoke about what makes Diana and Steve such a beloved couple among fans.

“There’s a real dearth of romance in modern cinema, which is so strange to say, given the fact that Hollywood was founded on romance films. It’s usually the man who’s the primary hero. So to have a man who’s supporting the woman in her role as the hero is unique. There’s parity in the relationship and they support one another. They bring out the best parts of one another,” Jenkins told EW.

Meanwhile, Gal Gadot, who also participated in the interview, revealed that Jenkins compared the first movie to “Casablanca” when they were shooting it. She also said that Diana and Steve’s love story is “timeless and classic.”

In the first movie, Gadot and Pine take a boat and travel back to the real world to put an end to the war. During the boat scene, the pair discusses the nature of women and men which turns out to be a flirty kind of conversation.

“It was a very easy dance with Chris. With Chris, it was super organic and it was such an easy back and forth. It felt like a dance,” Gadot said.

“Wonder Woman 1984” has opened to positive reviews, and critics are praising the chemistry between the two leading characters. However, the box office performance hasn’t been what Warner Bros. would have expected it to be.

Nevertheless, there is a lot of excitement for the movie in areas where it hasn’t been released, and analysts believe that it will do good business in those areas, according to their estimates.

“Wonder Woman 1984” will be releasing on the big screen and HBO Max Friday.

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Gal Gadot and Chris Pine in a scene from Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman 1984" Photo by Warner Bros/Wonder Woman 1984