It's been an interesting week for all those involved in and all those who have been enamored by DC's "Wonder Woman," which record breaking $103.3 million opening in the United States alone was a massive success. Director Patty Jenkins took the title previously held by "Fifty Shades of Grey" helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson.

That's why it came as an absolute shock to fans and moviegoers alike to find out that Jenkins hasn't been signed on to helm the confirmed sequel. Upon closer inspection, it's interesting to see that Warner Bros. may not have had enough faith in the director to pull off the massive film, as latest reports reveal just how little say Jenkins had in casting the central character in her own movie.

Director wasn't into Gal Gadot as Diana Prince in the beginning

Way before director Patty Jenkins filmed "Wonder Woman," Diana Prince was already set to play a supporting character in last year's polarizing "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," which is why they had to cast her ahead of the "Wonder Woman" film.

Jenkins recently opened up about the process, implying that she didn't have much say in casting Gal Gadot as the female superhero, even admitting that she did not agree with the casting at all.

Screen Rant reported that in a recent conversation with Playboy, Jenkins admitted that "my heart sank" when she found out that the 32-year old Israeli actress landed the role. Jenkins admitted, "I’m sure we wouldn’t have made the same choice."

Zack Snyder cast Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman for 'Batman v Superman'

With a franchise like this looming over the directors' heads, it was vital to select someone who would truly deliver.

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It was in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder's hands to find someone to be Wonder Woman for both his film and the succeeding standalone film. During her guest appearance on "

During her guest appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," Gal Gadot recounted how she wasn't aware that she was auditioning for the titular role with Snyder, and was surprised when she did land the role and was told it was for the superhero character.

Gadot recalled that it was Snyder whom she auditioned for, and for good reason: it was his film in which Diana Prince would first appear. Nonetheless, it may seem odd to see how little say Jenkins had in the casting process for a character that she would eventually have to bring to the big screen.

For now, fans are hoping that Warner Bros. won't take any missteps in hiring another director for the sequel (Jenkins isn't signed on just yet, as per The Hollywood Reporter), seeing that Jenkins has grown to appreciate Gadot and that they chemistry translates well on the big screen. "Wonder Woman" is now showing in theaters nationwide.