‘Wonder Woman’ has taken the box office by storm this past weekend, opening to the projected tune of over $100 million domestically and over $200 globally. It has received high praise from critics and audiences alike and seems to be the first bonafide wide-release hit for the burgeoning DC Extended Universe of films.
The question is immediately begged, then: what are the plans for a potential sequel? Leading up to the movie’s release, Warner Brothers seemed noncommittal, but based on the film’s strong opening, a ‘Wonder Woman 2: Electric Boogaloo ” seems inevitable, right? In an interview with EW, here’s what director Patty Jenkins had to say on the matter:
“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. I realized that ‘Wonder Woman 2’ [would be] 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.”
So, she’s on-board, which is phenomenal, seeing as how a large chunk of the first film’s success is due to her work and input, obviously. Has Jenkins put any thought into story or setting for a follow-up film? Mum’s the word so far on a potential storyline – that likely depends on the continual evolution of the larger DCEU story and how that unfolds – but as for location, Jenkins seems to have something in mind:
“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.”
What say you, fans? Have you seen ‘Wonder Woman’ yet, and if so, do you have any thoughts on what you’d like to see in a sequel? Sound off in the comments below!
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