Director Patty Jenkins Contracted To Return For ‘Wonder Woman 2’
Wonder Woman is one of the unique comic book film experiences you’ll have this year and I highly recommend going out to see it this weekend. There have been some hints that director Patty Jenkins could be returning for a sequel and we now have word that it’s extremely likely.
In a recent article from The Hollywood Reporter, it’s revealed that along with Gal Gadot, Patty is contractually obligated to the second film. However, it’s unknown when and where they’ll begin filming as producers have stated that a script doesn’t exist.
And if it all goes according to plan, Jenkins is more than ready to return to the character for a contemporary-set Wonder Woman sequel (she and Gadot are contractually committed to a second film). Not that Jenkins wants to limit herself just to tentpoles. She’s also hoping to squeeze in a limited TV series based on something her husband wrote — maybe starring Chris Pine, who plays Lyle Waggoner’s old role, Steve Trevor, in Wonder Woman — before returning (fingers crossed) to Paradise Island for another go.
Talk has already started they’ve been spitballing sequel ideas. Originally, it was said that the first two films would focus on the two world wars and the third would be set in modern times.
I still think that WWII feels like an obvious setting for a sequel if Diana is about saving humanity from themselves, ending a second World War and the Holocaust is seemingly just as important as her mission to help cement peace at the tail-end of The Great War.
Again, we’re living in a climate where the American public needs to be reminded how evil the Nazis were and how powerful would it be to see a Jewish actress kicking the asses of the SS? Nazis have also been the villains of both the comics and the Lynda Carter series, a sequel could take them head-on when Marvel Studios skirted them in Captain America: The First Avenger by using the watered-down family friendly HYDRA as surrogate Nazis.
I wouldn’t be opposed to going back and forth timeline-wise between the 1940’s and the present time, but to stay true to her roots she needs to tackle WWII.
Warner Bros. hasn’t revealed when they’ll want to see a sequel begin production or it’s release date. However, the summer of 2020 sounds like a good bet as we assume Warner Bros. will want to fast track sequels as the critical praise and strong box office is enough to kick things into gear quickly.