WONDER WOMAN 2
Director Patty Jenkins starring Gal Gadot eta DECEMBER 2019
Zack Snyder, lynchpin of Warner Bros’ DCEU, was talking about a Wonder Woman sequel before the first movie came out to rave reviews and box office of $790m (and counting), so it was no surprise when official confirmation dropped at Comic-Con.
Details are scarce, but we do know that Gal Gadot is lassoed into the title role – she signed a three-picture deal in 2014 – and that director Patty Jenkins is eager to return. “I want to make another film, for it to be the greatest film I can possibly make, and stand on its own feet,” she says. “We only got her up to her full power at the very end of the [first] movie. I cannot wait to let her go.”
Initial plans were, reportedly, to set the sequel in the modern world and to follow on from events that will unfurl in Justice League (out in November), as Diana fights alongside Superman, Batman, Aquaman and The Flash. Now it’s thought the action will take place in the 1980s, at the height of the Cold War. Given the first movie took place in 1918, it’s fair to assume the human players will all be dead (though there are rumours of Chris Pine somehow returning), but expect Connie Nielsen’s Queen Hippolyta and Robin Wright’s General Antiope to play a part given they’re both in Justice League.
One thing’s for sure: “The story will take place in the US,” confirms Jenkins. “She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.” JG