Despite a spectacularly rocky start, it’s looking more and more like DC is turning a corner at the movies. The biggest indicator of this is the success (both critical and commercial) of ‘Aquaman‘. But of course, one movie does not a trend make, and this trend started with ‘Wonder Woman’ (for all its problems, this course correction could also be seen in ‘Justice League’).
Indeed, ‘Wonder Woman’ such a resounding success (a marked change from ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ the year prior) that a sequel was inevitable. But while we’re still more than a year away from actually being able to watch ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, Warner wasted no time in getting the band back together to bring that sequel to the screen.
Arguably the most important member of that band, as creative voices go, is director Patty Jenkins, who helmed the first film and is returning for the second. Never one to rest on her laurels, we learned last week that Jenkins is not only working on ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, she’s already given some thought to a presumptive third film. Though she made clear that she has not yet signed on to a third film, Jenkins noted that she has a specific sense of where Wonder Woman’s story should go. She was, of course, mum on the details, but speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, she tipped her hand just a bit to reveal – at least in broad terms – the setting she has in mind. And in stark contrast to the first two films, the third will have a more contemporary setting, likely taking place in the present day. In fact, Jenkins was fairly explicit on that point, saying that she isn’t doing another period piece. She also alluded to the possibility of setting a ‘Wonder Woman’ film (Perhaps the fourth?) in the future. Says Jenkins:
“It’s definitely one of the things we talked about. I’m not planning to put it in the past again, because where are you going to go? You have to go forward. It’s definitely a contemporary story. That’s all I can say. Where we put it down and how that gets figured out, I haven’t totally nailed down.”
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ features returning stars Gal Gadot, and Chris Pine alongside newcomers Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Ravi Patel, and Gabriella Wilde. The film is set for release on June 5, 2020.