When it comes to the DCEU, there is one question everyone is asking, and it has to do with Wonder Woman 2. The heroine made her standalone debut in theaters last weekend, and fans already want a sequel. With Wonder Woman breaking box office records, it seems likely that Warner Bros. will want to okay a second film, but fans need to know if director Patty Jenkins will return. Right now, the creator is not contracted to return, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t interested.
Tonight, Jenkins appeared on Conan O’Brien’s late-night show to talk about the success of Wonder Woman. It was there the host asked Jenkins how things were looking for a sequel and if she’d return. You can check out what Jenkins had to say below:
“We’re working on it,” Jenkins said. “I hope to. I’d love it. I love the world, and we are all very excited about it.”
Earlier this week, news first broke that Jenkins was not attached to Wonder Woman 2. According to The Wrap, sources told the site Warner Bros. did not secure or option Jenkins for a second film as she was brought in to replace Michelle McLaren. It is also standard practice in Hollywood to sign a director film-by-film when it comes to franchises as a way to protect a series.
After hearing Jenkins’ update tonight, fans feel reassured hearing that she is already in talks about the sequel. Wonder Woman stands as one of DC Entertainment’s highest praised features, and Diana Prince has become a reinvigorated symbol of female empowerment for a new age. Waiting for Wonder Woman 2 will be hard for many fans, but the long haul will be worth it if Jenkins is involved. So, for now, fans are okay with standing by until the director can bring out Wonder Woman for another go.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).
Wonder Woman is in theaters now, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.