Although there hasn’t been an official announcement from Warner Bros., during a Q & A at Women in Film, Patty Jenkins told the audience, made entirely by fellow female filmmakers, what lead her to want to direct Wonder Woman’s sequel:
“I had an epiphany about Wonder Woman 2. I was like, you don’t have to do this. It doesn’t have to be a foregone conclusion that you do Wonder Woman 2. But then as I was falling asleep I had an epiphany. I was like, ‘Wait a minute. You have the greatest character of all time that you love dearly, with a cast that you love sitting at the palm of your hand at this day and age — you can do whatever you want with them — are you crazy?’ And then I suddenly realized, it’s not more, it’s another movie. It’s its own movie. And it’s got to be great.”
She then proceeded to tell the audience what she’d like to see in the sequel, hinting that it could take place in the modern day:
“It’s a continuation of the same character, but there’s a great, entirely different story to be told. With this character in the world, that’s fun, because now she exists, just funny, and also says something profound about the world we’re in right now.”
However, in a recent tweet, Jenkins confirmed this was not a confirmation of her role as director:
Right now, Wonder Woman is on track to become the highest grossing DCEU film, so it wouldn’t come as a surprise that Warner confirmed Patty Jenkins for the sequel.
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