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.