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Wonder Woman Director Patty Jenkins Left Gal Gadot’s ‘Cleopatra’ Halfway Through; Here’s why?

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The reuniting of Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot from “Wonder Woman” will have to stand in line. Jenkins has stepped down as director of “Cleopatra,” a chronological thriller starring Gadot as Egypt’s renowned ruler. The director of the Marvel superhit The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, namely, Kari Skogland will now be directing the movie. However, Patty Jenkins will not leave the filming completely. She’ll continue to produce as she concentrates on her following two films, Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman 3” as well as Disney and Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron.” “Cleopatra” is being backed by Paramount Pictures, which is still in the early phases of production. Patty Jenkins rapidly rose to prominence in the film business following the commercial and monetary triumph of 2017’s Wonder Woman.

Kari has previously directed many shows like The size of watermelons, Men with guns, Fifty Dead men walking as well as The stone angel. The film Cleopatra will be written by Laeta Kalogridis who will also be executively producing the film. The storyline, which revolves around the lady who sought Julius Caesar and Marc Antony and was the last leader of Egypt’s Ptolemaic Empire, has yet to be revealed. Cleopatra has been represented by several Hollywood actresses, including Elizabeth Taylor in 1963 and Claudette Colbert in 1934. Gal Gadot, Jaron Varsano, and Chuck Roven along with Patty are also the producers of the movie.

Cleopatra, starring Gal Gadot, loses Patty Jenkins as Director of the film

Patty Jenkins will however continue to be a part of the film as a producer. Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins appeared to have grown close. The two had previously collaborated on two Wonder Woman films, and on top of developing the third installment in the genre, they were also slated to collaborate on an upcoming film on Cleopatra’s existence. But now interestingly we will see Gadot working with a new director, Kari for wrapping the film, Cleopatra. The main cause due to which Patty had to give up her role as director was her forthcoming new projects.

This will be Kari Skogland’s debut major picture in some years, and probably the most high-profile movie of her profession. Skogland, on the other hand, has an exceptional history as a director, having directed a series of successful television shows. Patty has herself chosen Kari to direct the film. Cleopatra was initially released in the era of 1960 which involved high-cost production. In October 2020, Paramount obtained the privileges to “Cleopatra” in what was characterized as a fierce negotiating competition at the moment, and it was an intriguing possibility to join Gadot and Jenkins in some other stunning blockbuster.

Cleopatra governed Egypt for 21 years, with her father, brothers, and sons, and was the final significant monarch of Egypt until it fell a colony of the Roman Kingdom. Cleopatra’s life has been filmed many times in Hollywood. The major success involves the movie premiering in 1963 starring Elizabeth Taylor. Amidst becoming the year’s greatest movie and earning four Oscars, “Cleopatra” was originally a failure due to multiple filming controversies. It will be quite interesting to watch the film, Cleopatra. Stay tuned for more updates.