‘Wonder Woman‘ is currently shopping around its eligibility for the upcoming award season and director Patty Jenkins has dropped a few fun titles about the potential sequel! That’s right folks, we have a few potential details for ‘Wonder Woman 2‘ which Jenkins is currently writing with both Geoff Johns and Dave Callaham. While many of the details are a focus on who Wonder Woman is, a fun one about a potential romantic interest comes up as well!
Here is what she had to say on Variety’s Playback podcast:
“It’s really still going to other values of hers, and a similar formula insofar as making a great, enjoyable fun movie but that ultimately in its third act turns some very big issues, and a very big experience that will aim to have slightly more weight and profundity than it has to have. Because that’s a formula that I really like, and I like the idea of taking somebody on a very solid, great journey but that arrives at a bigger question being answered. So it’s like that but because she is Wonder Woman and she’s here now and she’s fully developed, it’s got great fun from the start and great big superhero presence from the start, and is funny and a great love story again and a couple new unbelievable characters who I’m so excited about, who are very different than were in the last movie.”
While “a great love story again” means that Diana should find someone else who can capture her heart, it also seems like she’ll have a new band of heroes to work with. These new “unbelievable characters” may or may not be superheroes, but it would be quite interesting for Jenkins to mine some of the classic heroes who were alive during the era of this movie.
As to why Jenkins has a focus on love in the films, fans of Wonder Woman aren’t surprised but for those who don’t follow the comics:
“I did very much thematically want to get to love [in Wonder Woman 1], because that’s what she stands for, and the complexity of what we’re facing. That was the thing, is like the journey of a character through our world who believes in good and evil—as we all do—facing a world ultimately that ends up showing you how unbelievably complicated it is to tackle that or conquer that in any black and white terms. And therefore how much love that requires to stay struggling to make this world a better place versus choosing hate and joining the fight that perpetuates it.”
Her goal is to not only make this a continuation of the first film which breaks new ground, but also to have it be part of the same tale:
“I feel like it’s just the right amount the same world of Wonder Woman as the first movie while being a completely different story that tackles something very different but very similarly singular. One story.”
I’m eager to see if this will end up taking place during either World War II or the Cold War which have been the highly rumored time periods to date. Either way, ‘Wonder Woman’ has proven that Jenkins is one of the best superhero directors of our time and if she can make a film even half as entertaining as the first, it would be a sure fire win in my book!
Are you excited for ‘Wonder Woman 2’? Do you feel that Diana’s new romance will be with someone who could still be alive during the events in ‘Justice League’ or will it be a mortal whose time has already come? Share your thoughts below!
‘Wonder Woman 2’ is set to be released on November 1st, 2019!