‘Wonder Woman’ is still making waves. Not content with having the #1 movie of the summer, Warner Brothers has re-released the movie on large-format screens for Labor Day weekend. The film is available for digital download now, with a DVD and Blu-Ray release coming on September 19. But if you can believe it, this hit is just the build up to “the Wonder Woman that we all love!” At least that’s what director Patty Jenkins teased recently.
“The greatest thing about making this movie was the fact that you’re really building to the Wonder Woman that we all love, but not until the end of the movie. The most exciting thing about [the sequel] is literally seeing her loose in the world now, living those classic stories.
“Here’s Wonder Woman, and what can she do? It should be a totally different movie, but a grand and now full-blown Wonder Woman in the world.”
Perhaps we’ll get our first sampling of this full-blown Wonder Woman in ‘Justice League’ which hits theaters on November 17. ‘Wonder Woman’ took place during World War I. What has the Amazon Princess (Gal Gadot) been up to in the intervening century? For the most part, viewers assume that she was not publicly active as a superhero, because so much importance has been placed on Superman’s debut heralding the age of metahumans. (This also raises questions about Batman (Ben Affleck), the mysterious “bat vigilante” that has supposedly existed for years but that no one really paid attention to until ‘Batman V Superman’.)
But judging by the ‘Justice League’ trailers, she hasn’t missed a beat. Just because her exploits weren’t publicized doesn’t mean she didn’t have a few here or there over the course of the last hundred years.
As for the setting of the sequel, Jenkins admitted:
“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… It’s a beautiful story to tell, an important time to tell it and with people that I love.”
‘Wonder Woman’ was the highest grossing movie ever directed by a woman. For the sequel, Jenkins will become the highest paid female director in Hollywood. The sequel already has a release date of December 13, 2019.
In the meantime, you can catch Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in ‘Justice League’ on November 17.
Are you happy to get a Diana that is wholly Wonder Woman in the sequel? Or would you rather see her evolution on the big screen?
Source: Entertainment Tonight