• "Wonder Woman 1984" villain Maxwell Lord inspired partly by U.S. President Donald Trump, Patty Jenkins revealed
  • Jenkins also said that apart from Trump, many other businessmen from the ‘80s helped her in creating the villain
  • The movie is slated to hit theaters on Oct. 2, 2020

Director Patty Jenkins has revealed that the main villain in her upcoming movie “Wonder Woman 1984” was partly inspired by U.S. President Donald Trump.

In an interview with Screen Rant, the 49-year-old filmmaker discussed the second movie in the franchise and shared some specific details about the highly anticipated film. Jenkins also shared that Maxwell Lord (played by Pedro Pascal) is somewhat related to the incumbent president of the U.S.

Jenkins said that she took some elements of Trump and incorporated them into the character. However, she made it clear that she is not trying to be “political” and doesn't want the movie to be political as well.

He [Donald Trump] is one of them. I mean honestly, the funny thing is he is (an influence), but I am not trying to make... We even have the president in this movie. I do not want to get political, it is not about being political,” Screen Rant quoted Jenkins, as saying.

The “Monster” filmmaker also said that there were other people like Bernie Madoff who helped her in forming a character like Maxwell Lord.

The acclaimed director explained that not just Trump but all the businessmen from the ‘80s turned out to be an inspiration in making the villain in the film.

“Trump's definitely one of the people we looked at, but it's any of those kinds of mavericks of business success that was big in the ‘80s. Who went on to be major players in our world in potentially questionable other ways. Yeah, I don't have an agenda to have a political message to send to the world, but I think that the world all needs the same political message,” Jenkins said in the interview.

The filmmaker recently opened up about how “Wonder Woman 3” would be her last in the franchise.

“The next one is probably my last Wonder Woman movie, so I have to put everything I want to show there. We have to think carefully,” Collider reported citing the filmmaker’s interview with German publication Geek.

The plot of “Wonder Woman 1984” has been kept under wraps. Apart from Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, the film will also introduce Kristen Wiig as supervillain Cheetah.

The movie is slated to hit theaters on Oct. 2, 2020.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 24: Patty Jenkins attends the premiere of TNT's "I Am The Night" at Harmony Gold on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)