After the tremendous success of last year’s Wonder Woman, both star Gal Gadot and the film’s director Patty Jenkins will be coming back to do Wonder Woman 2. As relieved as fans are that the team responsible for the most critically acclaimed DCEU film will return for the sequel, no one seems more genuinely thrilled than Gadot herself.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gadot was asked whether she was concerned about Patty Jenkins not returning during the extensive negotiations process. Here’s what she had to say:
“No. I told her I was with her completely and would support her and … you know, I think she’s completely entitled to what she’s going to get, the renegotiations that she did. She just did a phenomenal job and knew how to tell this story in the most interesting way. By doing such a movie, it’s a female-driven movie, it’s a Wonder Woman movie. But there’s a catch in that you don’t want the movie to be just for women and just for women or superhero fans to relate to this story. It was very clear for Patty from the beginning that she wanted this story to be universal, so everyone can relate in different ways to the journey of this character. She did it brilliantly and there was no happier person than me when it was announced she was going to continue and we’re all going to reunite.”
While details on Wonder Woman 2 are scarce, Gadot hints that the possibilities for where the story can go are wide open now that the origin story is out of the way:
“Other than the wonderful work Lynda Carter did in the TV show this character was never really told on the big screen. We just see her origin story. But there’s so much to explore with this character who has 75 years of legacy, there’s so much material and so many ways and I’m psyched about it.”
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Wonder Woman 2 is set to hit theaters on November 1, 2019.