Director Explains Why Wonder Woman Will Kill If Needed

Patty Jenkins recently spoke with IGN during a new interview to promote Wonder Woman. During the interview, Jenkins was asked about Diana’s stance on killing and explained that while the heroine recognizes the need to do so, she is the least likely to: “She is actually one of the superheroes, interestingly, who is not adverse to killing when necessary, which is fascinating,” Jenkins said. “But she also is the least likely to do it, I think, because she will always try anything else before she will resort to killing anyone. That’s an incredible balance of Wonder Woman.” She added, “I always think of it like putting a wounded animal down. It’s like there’s something very maternal Wonder Woman, when push comes to shove if nobody else wants to do it, Wonder Woman would step up and take care of business. But she doesn’t want to do it, and she would never take any delight in it. That’s Wonder Woman to me.”