Patty Jenkins On Plans For Future ‘Wonder Woman’ Movies

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The highly anticipated Wonder Woman isn’t due out until this June. The film itself is still in post production but director Patty Jenkins seems to have already given thought as to where the future of the franchise could be headed.

The new film features the origin story of Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman as she leaves her home of Themyscira when she’s compelled to help fight alongside mankind in the war to end all wars.

When asked by ScreenRant about the future of the franchise, Jenkin’s revealed she can’t wait to continue Diana’s story in another film:

“[There are] many, many things I can’t wait to do with her. She’s got a lot of shades that I really really like. I think whatever we get to do with her in the future, the great thing is this is the way to start.”

While Jenkins’ doesn’t state what the plans are, her comment certainly suggests she has given thought to future Wonder Woman films.

Ultimately, whether or not Wonder Woman gets a sequel will depend on how the film performs at the box office. In addition to The Flash, Gotham City Sirens, Green Lantern Corps, and a Black Adam movie starring Dwayne Johnson, Warner Bros. also has a Suicide Squad 2 in development.

The first Suicide Squad wasn’t received well critically, however, the film performed well enough at the box office to warrant a sequel. Given Gadot’s rise as a star after she nearly stole the show with her breakout appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman has the potential to make an outrageous amount of money, making it likely we’ll see a sequel in the future.

The film also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope and Connie Nielson 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 hits theaters June 9, 2017.

Source: ScreenRant

  • 39steps

    That sound you hear is Sammi drowning in his own tears. Followed by his neck snapping as he tries to twist this into good news.

  • 12stepCornelius

    They’re taking their time with to make sure they nail it. Whatever it takes. I’m glad to hear they’re not just pushing forward to make a release date.

  • Origami Rose

    Fake news

  • jrvc

    I find it hard to believe that they are going to shun the Affleck/Johns’ script that easily ater all the fuss about it. I mean, they have inverted a lot of time on it and they are two of their heavy-hitters.

    On the other hand Affleck is still producer and said he was the one searching a director to work along, so is he going to get rid of his own script?

    We will have to wait and see, I suppose

    • Rob

      The problem is that it will be hard to get an established director of any quality by forcing him to shoot a script that is already complete.

      If Matt Reeves is truly their first choice, he is probably going to want to either write his own script or at least do rewrites on the current script. He has more writing experience than Chris Terrio and he now has enough juice to demand he shoots his own script. He got that for War of the Planet of the Apes. And when he took over for Rupert Wyatt for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, he got the studio to let him have Mark Bomback do rewrites for him. It is doubtful he will take the job and shoot the script as is even if it is good.

  • Jonathan Bower

    This is pure conjecture and the writer provides no new information. In other words, more click bait.

  • Rocco Scagnetti

    Forbes article was click bait fanboy reddit posting. Another “I heard” with no citations, followed by a tedious description of “what dceu SHOULD do with Batman is…” It was like walking into a comic book store without all the BO.