We still don’t know if Patty Jenkins will be back to direct Wonder Woman 2 but we do know that she is heavily invested in the creative process as she’ll be writing the script with DC Films’ co-chairman Geoff Johns! Unless there is a scheduling issue on Jenkins’ side, it would clearly be in Warner Brother’s best interest to bring her back as she directed the first truly legitimate hit in the DCEU, but at the very least she’ll be helping bring the film to life in some form.
When asked if Patty would be back to direct the sequel Johns brushed off the entire request saying only that:
“Patty and I are writing the treatment right now. The goal is to make another great Wonder Woman film. I had a blast making it with Patty the first time. We’ve got a cool idea for the second one.”
With the first movie being such a smashing success, fans everywhere should be thrilled to learn that Jenkins is at least involved in this aspect. Though, we’re all hoping she’ll be included all the way through. Most likely she is in negotiations with the studio on the sequel, and it isn’t as if the DCEU has had the same success as the MCU where they can just throw their weight around with actors and directors.
Previously when talking about the follow up to ‘Wonder Woman,’ Jenkins stated that she’d like to have Diana travel to the States and “bring her a little farther along into the future and have a fun, exciting storyline that is its own thing.”
Hopefully, we’ll be hearing about Jenkins getting a pay raise and be officially on board soon so that there is at least one upcoming DCEU film we don’t have to worry about. It might be that those in charge had finally learned from their mistakes though as DC Films other co-chairman Jon Berg said that when it came to their recent films:
“There are lessons from every movie. You would be silly not to analyze how a movie was received — what went right and what went wrong on the making of a movie.”
“On “Suicide Squad,” the movie did incredibly well commercially. It didn’t work narratively. You had some great casting and some great characterizations, but where the story fell down was on narrative, on plot. We could do better. “Batman v. Superman” was tonally dark. People didn’t respond to that.”
We could finally be at a turning point for the DCEU that fans have been clamoring for.
Are you happy to hear that Jenkins is at least involved in writing ‘Wonder Woman 2’? Do you think the studio wouldn’t bring her back to the director’s chair for any reason? Share your thoughts below!