In a new profile on Variety, Warner Bros. Pictures President and Chief Content Officer Toby Emmerich confirms that director Patty Jenkins “is already working on” a sequel to this summer’s smash-hit, Wonder Woman.
While the first film followed Diana’s journey into Man’s World during World War I, Emmerich says that the sequel will likely have a different setting, though that’s all he would reveal for now. Here’s what he told the site:
“It will take place somewhere between 1917 and 2017.”
According to Variety, Jenkins is currently writing the treatment for the project with DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns, who also worked on the first movie. Said Johns:
“Patty and I are writing the treatment right now. The goal is to make another great “Wonder Woman” film. I had a blast making it with Patty the first time. We’ve got a cool idea for the second one.”
So it appears that Jenkins is now writing the film’s treatment, but she’s not officially its director yet. However, Jenkins has previously expressed that she’d love to helm a sequel, so it could just be a matter of time until we get an official announcement.
As of this writing, Wonder Woman holds a 92 % Rotten Tomatoes score with 278 (out of 302) fresh reviews, as well as an “A” CinemaScore, making it the highest rated movie set within the DC Extended Universe. The film has so far grossed over $573 million at the worldwide box office against a reported production budget of about $150 million.
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