This week, Gal Gadot posted a video on her Instagram story confirming her arrival in Washington D.C., where the Wonder Woman sequel is set to begin production. As it so happens, original Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter lives near Washington in Potomac, Maryland, leading fans to believe that she could easily make an appearance in the DC heroine’s next standalone film.
Having portrayed the iconic character in the 1970s Wonder Woman television series, Lynda Carter has expressed an interest in appearing in the sequel to the DC heroine’s hit film and confirmed that she has had discussions with director Patty Jenkins about a having a role in the highly-anticipated project. With the film set to shoot in both Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Virginia at the Landmark Mall, some fans are hoping that this means Carter would be readily available to film an appearance in Wonder Woman 2 as she was spotted in Washington for the Capitals’ latest Stanley Cup game.
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Patty Jenkins will also co-write and produce the Wonder Woman sequel, working from a script by The Expendables co-writer Dave Callaham. The script is based on a treatment by Jenkins and DC President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. Zack Snyder confirmed that he is still on board the project as a producer.
Plot details for the film are currently under wraps, though the film will follow the Amazonian Princess during the Cold War as she faces off against the Soviet Union in the 1980s.
Wonder Woman 2 stars Gal Gadot as the titular heroine, Kristen Wiig as Cheetah, and Pedro Pascal in an undisclosed role.
Wonder Woman 2 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on November 1, 2019.
10 DC Storylines We Want To See Adapted In The DC Extended Universe
The DC Extended Universe has drawn inspiration from plenty of iconic storylines from DC Comics. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice drew inspiration from both The Dark Knight Returns and Death of Superman, while Suicide Squad adapted the popular lineup from the New 52 launch and the stage is set for Flashpoint.
DC Comics is filled with great iconic storylines that could inspire a film slate for decades and still barely scratch the surface of the rich mythology. DC would be wise to not make a straight adaptation of any of these classic storylines, but draw inspiration from them. They can still remain true to the original intent of the work without being a straight adaptation. If you need proof take a look at how Captain America: Civil War pretty much only uses the broad concept of a superhero registration but creates essentially an original storyline that makes sense within that universe based off the comic. Or how Batman Begins draws elements from The Man Who Falls, Batman: Year One and Batman: The Long Halloween without making a page to page adaptation.
The storylines chosen are not just because of how great they were as original comics (which they were) but also the storytelling possibilities they open up. Basically how different they would be from other superhero projects or just ways they could grow the universe.
Take a look at 10 storylines we would like to see incorporated into the DC Extended Universe. Click Next to get started!