‘Wonder Woman’ was a landmark film for DC in a number of ways. Not only was it the first superhero movie from either of the major players to feature a female lead, it was also DC’s first (and so far only) unambiguous success. And that success means that it will also be the first standalone entry in the DC Extended Universe to receive a direct sequel.
While that sequel is still quite a ways off – the release is currently targeted for November 2019 – director Patty Jenkins is already hard at work on the hotly anticipated film. Speaking at the Palm Springs Film Festival, Jenkins hinted at her approach to the sequel and what sets it apart from the first:
“We’re actually making a totally different film with a lot of the same, similar like things that we love, but it’s its own movie completely, so it’s not “two” to us. It’s an entirely new adventure together that we couldn’t be luckier (to do).”
Additionally, Jenkins addressed the possibility of rectifying what many might count as the first film’s most glaring oversight. That would be its lack of a cameo appearance by Lynda Carter, who of course played the television incarnation of the Amazing Amazon in the 1970s:
“We’ll see. Lynda is one of the dearest people to us, has been a great mentor and a dear friend. And we actually desperately tried to get her in the first one and we had the scheduling that couldn’t work, so she’s always been a part of our ‘Wonder Woman’ family. We won’t say anything yet, but we certainly… there’s no lack of trying.”
Cameo or no, it’s clear we’ll have plenty to look forward to when ‘Wonder Woman 2’ arrives in theaters. Too bad we’ll have to wait nearly two years for that day to come. At the moment, however, Gal Gadot can be still be seen as Wonder Woman in ‘Justice League’, which is currently playing in theaters.
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