Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has offered an update on whether or not she will direct the inevitable sequel to the film.
Earlier this week, we learned Jenkins was not yet signed on to return to helm the sequel, contradicting previous reports that the director was attached along with Gadot to come back for another installment. Further details emerged confirming Jenkins did not even have an option to return built into her contract as Warner Bros. wanted to see how the film was received before locking the director in for a sequel. But new comments from Jenkins, on top of the overwhelmingly positive response to the film — and the record-breaking debut — offers hope to fans that Jenkins will be back for Wonder Woman 2.
Jenkins appeared as a guest on Conan last night in which host Conan O’Brien asked the director how things looked for a sequel and whether or not she would return to direct. Jenkins teased that she is already involved:
“We’re working on it. I hope to. I’d love it. I love the world, and we are all very excited about it.”
Jenkins herself set the record for the highest opening weekend for a female director at the domestic box office but as of yesterday, the DCEU’s first female-led installment had already topped $300 million at the global box office, earning Jenkins a spot amongst the ranks of the top grossing female directors of all time.
The director already seems to have an idea of where the sequel will take place as she has been vocal about bringing the character back to America, like she was seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but the time period of the sequel remains a mystery as Jenkins has expressed interest in the film taking place in both the past or the present.
The film stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief. Here’s the official synopsis:
’Wonder Woman’ hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is now playing. You can check out our review on the latest episode of Heroic Insider Rebirth here.
Source: Conan (via EW)
7 Things Marvel Can Learn From ‘Wonder Woman’
Ever since 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been shaping the way that Superhero films are being made. While comics were certainly a popular resource to pull from, the MCU has pushed the superhero genre into the mainstream and causing studios to make bigger and bigger movies every single year. This accelerated launch into the superhero genre from nearly every studio has given rise to DC making their mark to have a cinematic universe as well. While the previous DC Extended Universe films have had little critical success, Wonder Woman was released to big box office and high critical reception. This film did a lot of things differently, but found a perfect blend of action, comedy, and hopeful inspiration. It broke ground in representation as well as in superhero film quality. Marvel has made some great films, but there is a lot that they can learn and be taking notes of.
Here are 7 things Marvel can learn from Wonder Woman. There will be some spoilers ahead.
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