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Monday Mixer: Patty Jenkins says don’t look for ‘Wonder Woman’ deleted scenes on DVD

“Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot, is the film director Patty Jenkins wanted to make from the beginning, she told Collider.com.
“Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot, is the film director Patty Jenkins wanted to make from the beginning, she told Collider.com. Warner Bros. Entertainment

Fans who loved “Wonder Woman” already may be wondering what kind of deleted scenes they’ll find on the DVD.

According to director Patty Jenkins, none.

Jenkins, who grew up in Lawrence, says the film in theaters is basically the film that was shot.

“What amazes me is how little has actually changed from the first cut other than tightening,” she told Collider. “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.

“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.”

The film made more than $100 million at the box office over the weekend.

▪ We’ve been pestering KC actor and filmmaker David Dastmalchian for weeks to tell us something — anything — about working with David Lynch on the new “Twin Peaks” series.

Unfortunately, he had been sworn to secrecy by Showtime and the series’ filmmakers.

After his appearance as a casino pit boss on the fourth episode last week, however, we were finally able to get the network’s approval for a quote.

“I can only say that meeting and working with David Lynch was like an encounter with the Wizard of Oz,” Dastmalchian said. “Except that David’s magic is real.”

Speaking of real magic, Dastmalchian posted a photo of himself and his wife, Eve, with their new child, Penelope Dein, born the other day.

“What a gift and pretty cool that Wonder Woman is taking the world by storm while this little woman is taking ours,” he wrote.

Penelope has a brother, Arlo.

▪ Singer-songwriter and Leavenworth native Melissa Etheridge on the passing of music legend Gregg Allman: “We had one awesome radio station in Kansas City, KY102 and it was just, it was that FM rock station of the ’70s that was just, you turned it on and you go whoa, what’s this? And I’m 12, 13 years old and I’m hearing ‘Eat a Peach’ and listening to the King Biscuit Flower Hour that’s playing the Allman Brothers and it’s just, what is that sound and that song? Hearing “One Way Out” live and just freaking. And then my sister bought Eat a Peach and I stole it from her and would just listen from beginning to end and just went from there.” More on at Billboard.

▪ KC comic book writer Dennis Hopeless’ first issue on Marvel Comics’ “Doctor Strange” is now in stores. Bleeding Cool calls it “a good and aptly weird read.”

▪ KC singer and actress Janelle Monae has signed on to play a villain on “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.”

According to io9, Monae will play opposite Juno Temple in an adaptation of Dick’s short story “Autofac.”

The series airs on the U.K.’s Channel 4 later this year and stream on Amazon Prime shortly after.

Weekend report

▪ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers put on one of the best shows of the year Friday at Sprint Center. Timothy Finn’s review is here.

▪ Pianist Emanuel Ax and the Kansas City Symphony filled the Kauffman Center with summertime energy. Review here.

▪ Find our reviews of the Shins, Rockfest and more on our music blog, Back to Rockville, on KansasCity.com.

Stuff to do

▪ Comedian Tig Notaro performs Friday at the Uptown. Tickets are $27-$47 through uptowntheater.com.

▪ The Kansas City International Dragon Boat Festival is Saturday at Bruch Creek. The event is free. More at chinagardensociety-kc.org.

▪ Juneteenth events on Saturday include a parade in the 18th & Vine District at 11 a.m., and a celebration at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More at Juneteenth-KC.org and nelson-atkins.org.

On the way

▪ Elvis Costello & the Imposters perform June 9 at Crossroads KC. Tickets are $40-$81.50 through crossroadskc.com.

▪ Glass Animals performs Saturday at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater. Tickets are $20-$45 through providenceamp.com.

▪ J. Cole performs Sunday at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland (midlandkc.com). The show is officially sold out (tix were $35 and are still available through some resellers).

New this week

▪ Books: John Grisham, “Camino Island”; Kevin Hart, “I Can’t Make This Up”; Sarah Dessen, “Once and for All”; Mark Bowden, “Hue 1968”; Stuart Woods, “Indecent Exposure”; Gail Godwin, “Grief Cottage.” More here.

▪ Music: Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister, “Planetarium”; Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, “Lindsey Buckhingham/Christine McVie”; Lady Antebellum, “Heart Break”; Katy Perry, “Witness”; Gov’t Mule, “Revolution Come...Revolution Go”; Glen Campbell, “Adios.” More here.

▪ Movies: “The Mummy”; “It Comes at Night”; “My Cousin Rachel”; “I, Daniel Blake”; “The Hunter’s Prayer”; “Meagan Leavey.”

▪ Video: “Beauty and the Beast”; “A Cure for Wellnes”; “The Sense of an Ending”; “The Last Word”; “Aftermath.” More here.

▪ Games: “Farming Simulator 18”; “Dark Rose”; “Guardians of the Galaxy.” More here.

David Frese: 816-234-4463, @DavidFrese

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