It’s no secret that Wonder Woman has taken the film world by storm, eliciting a myriad of reactions from fans (and detractors) worldwide. The film grossed approximately $100.5 million (USD) in its debut weekend. Well, now PCU has learned that the film’s director, Patty Jenkins, has not only talked about wanting to direct the sequel, but she’s already revealed the potential setting for a follow-up movie about the titular heroine.
Ms. Jenkins talked with Entertainment Weekly recently, and has given some details about where she wants it to be set. While the script has yet to be written, we do know that the iconic female superhero will move away from her homeland of Themyscira, as well as leave behind the European setting of World War I, in favor of – you guessed it – the United States of America. While Jenkins is keeping mum on specifics, there are already rumors circulating that the film will even be set in the present day (more Justice League, anyone?).
As part of her statement to EW, Ms. Jenkins had this to say:
“The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right. She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”
As usual, getting further information from Warner Bros. (the studio behind the films) is like getting blood from a stone. The studio is not talking about any details, and they’ve declined to comment on any possibility of a sequel. However, given the huge success of Princess Diana of Themyscira’s first movie, it’s clear that they’ll most likely be handing the reins back to Jenkins, as well as the film’s star, Gal Gadot, as both of them are under contract.
Jenkins had a lot to say about returning to the franchise, after forming a tight bond with Gadot, and we’re super excited about the prospect of that team returning for another Wonder Woman film. Later in her interview with EW, Jenkins talked about how she came to the realization that a sequel may have to happen:
“I’m not a big obligation person when it comes to art. You want to do a movie like this because you believe in it. Then I had this revelation in the middle of the night: this is your dream cast, you’ve created a character that you love and you can say anything you want in the world right now. Then I realized that Wonder Woman 2 is its own great movie. I made Wonder Woman. Now I want to make Wonder Woman 2. It’s a beautiful story to tell, an important time to tell it and with people that I love.”
It’s clear that Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot have brought Wonder Woman to the screen in a way that was greater than most had hoped for. With luck, good writing, Gadot’s stellar acting, and the amazing directorial talent of Jenkins, lightning may in fact strike twice for the DC Cinematic Universe.
What do you think about the potential for a modern-day, American-set sequel to Wonder Woman, dear readers? Let us know in the comments below!