The superhero movie that single-handedly saved the DC universe from continuing through its downward spiral of bad films is now ready for a sequel. With a whopping $100.5 million dollar debut and a storm of rave reviews from critics and fans alike, Wonder Woman has clearly owned its right to a second installment. So what’s next for the female icon’s tale?
As part of her overall DC universe deal, we will have the pleasure of seeing breakout star and soon to be household name Gal Gadot return as our titular protagonist, ready to kick some more bad-guy ass with her lasso of truth and the indisputable power of love. Meanwhile, director Patty Jenkins, now hailed as the highest-grossing female director of all the time, in the case of movie debuts, has yet to sign an official contract. But fear not for we’ll still surely be getting our epic slow-motion action sequences, and untainted female empowerment in the Wonder Woman Sequel. According to Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins is set to negotiate with Warner Bros. execs soon, although no official date has been disclosed.
Despite this, Jenkins already has a clear vision of where she would want the second movie to take place. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly she states: “The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right. She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”
In other news, fans have also been heavily campaigning for original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, to make an appearance in the film, and if Jenkins’ twitter reply to a fan is any indication, they’ve tried to cast her and have no plans on giving up, hopefully for the second movie. Carter, who took on the famous role in its TV version back in the 1970s, now also appears in another superhero franchise Supergirl, which just wrapped up its second season last month, recurring as alien U.S. President Olivia Marsden.
That’s all we know so far but our eyes and ears will definitely be on edge as we wait for more sequel news in the future.–PB&Jam