With "Wonder Woman," Patty Jenkins became the first female director to helm a major superhero film, and the significance of that distinction has not been lost on her.
Jenkins talked Thursday on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" about recognizing the history she was making without letting it get in the way. She had, after all, been on the cusp of barrier-breaking once before, when she nearly directed a different superhero flick.
"I knew, I understood when I was hired," Jenkins said. "But I had almost done the sequel to 'Thor,' and so it had already happened to me where I was like, 'Oh, I'm going to be the first woman to ... oh, not that one, but this one.'"