Patty Jenkins Talks About Her Goals With ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel

Wonder Woman Heroic Insider PosterWith the major success of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman film, starring Gal Gadot as the Amazon Princess, a sequel is already in the works, with her and Geoff Johns writing the treatment. Jenkins recently spoke with Forbes where she was asked if she could tease anything about the next installment in the Wonder Woman franchise.

While Jenkins wouldn’t give away any specific plot ideas, the director did speak heavily about having certain thematic ideas in mind for the sequel. For Jenkins, it’s imperative that not only is a Wonder Woman sequel able to stand on its own, but also surpass the first installment.

“I had an interesting moment with Wonder Woman where, when I first thought about doing Wonder Woman 2, I thought, “Well, these are so intense, making these movies. It’s a lot to think about doing more.” But then I had an epiphany, and I thought, “Oh, it’s not more, it’s better.” I want to do … Not better. I love this movie, but I want to aim to make another film, but for it to be the greatest film I can possibly make, and stand on its own feet, have its whole own thing, and explore even more things that we didn’t get to explore in the first one like having fun with her.

We only got her up to her full power at the very end of the movie. I cannot wait to let her full power go in this world and have a great time with Wonder Woman, and then I have some very deep, thematic ideas that I’m passionate about and excited about doing. I’m excited both because I think the next movie is going to be a great time, but also be very, very powerful in a way that I’m excited to do.”

“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.”

Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, 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, is now playing in theaters.

What do you hope to see in the Wonder Woman sequel? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Forbes

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • mrbilly55

    More of the same! They (both Patty and Gal) hit just about all the right notes. Upbeat, inspiring, where goodness, heroism, and compassion are NORMAL aspirations–that are fulfilled, where Wonder Woman’s–or other characters’–vulnerability and naivete are not considered weaknesses–while she’s still super bad-ass. Good male-female chemistry…hopefully bringing Steve Trevor back. (He was never shown dying.)