[Slight spoilers for the Wonder Woman movie below].
We have to give it up to director Patty Jenkins. Not only has Wonder Woman premiered to near universal acclaim, opening with $100.5 million in revenue since just this past Thursday, but Jenkins has already been signed on to direct the sequel film to this overnight sensation.
Just in case you thought she would take a break and celebrate her success, Jenkins wants you to know that she’s just as super as the fictional superhero she has brought to life when it comes to her work.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jenkins revealed that she is already developing the plot of Wonder Woman 2:
“The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right… She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”
It’s too early to speculate about what an American storyline would look like, and Warner Bros. has been tightlipped about any details on the studio’s desired direction for the Wonder Woman franchise. Still, Jenkins has said that she would love to see the classic invisible jet make an appearance in the movies, as she feels it’s a “very important [and] very big part” of the character’s legacy.
We’re also excited to see which time period Jenkins will tackle in the next movie, as Wonder Woman’s WWI setting helped the film explore themes of sexism, racism and war as the main characters fought within the heart of the Western European front.
While not giving away any more information on her thoughts or plot ideas for the future films, Jenkins did have this to say about her relationship with the cast going forward:
“I’m not a big obligation person when it comes to art. You want to do a movie like this because you believe in it. Then I had this revelation in the middle of the night: this is your dream cast, you’ve created a character that you love and you can say anything you want in the world right now…
Wonder Woman 2 is its own great movie. I made Wonder Woman. Now I want to make Wonder Woman 2. It’s a beautiful story to tell, an important time to tell it and with people that I love.”
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Source: Entertainment Weekly