A Wonder Woman sequel is likely after it's dominating box office performance, but it wasn't in stone that Patty Jenkins would return for the sequel. Thankfully that has now been put to rest.
At a recent Women In Film Q&A, Jenkins explained that an epiphany about Wonder Woman led to her decision to return (via Advocate).
"I had an epiphany about Wonder Woman 2. I was like, you don't have to do this. It doesn't have to be a foregone conclusion that you do Wonder Woman 2. But then as I was falling asleep I had an epiphany. I was like, Wait a minute. You have the greatest character of all time that you love dearly, with a cast that you love sitting
Jenkins didn't give too many details on her vision for the film but did drop a tease that it could take place more in the modern day than some might believe.
"It's a continuation of the same character, but there's a great, entirely different story to be told. With this character in our...in the world, that's fun, because now she exists, just funny, and also says something profound about the world we're in right now."
That hesitant "in our...in the world" is the most interesting part. The modern day bookended the first film, and some have theorized that the sequel would take place in the past just further on in the timeline.
Regardless of which era Wonder Woman 2 resides in, fans are going to be ecstatic that Jenkins is the one in charge.
Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action-adventure from director Patty Jenkins. 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.
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