Wonder Woman opened to critical acclaim and record-breaking box office success, leaving audiences inspired and optimistic about the future of the DC Extended Universe after the lukewarm reception of previous entries in the franchise. Now, fans are eager to see what the highly-anticipated sequel will deliver and director Patty Jenkins recently teased that the film will be “totally different” during an interview with Entertainment Tonight at the Palm Springs Film Festival.
Jenkins discussed how the film will feature familiar elements, but it will also stand on its own as a “totally different film”:
“We’re actually making a totally different film with a lot of the same, similar like things that we love, but it’s its own movie completely, so it’s not ‘two’ to us. It’s an entirely new adventure together that we couldn’t be luckier [to do].”
Jenkins also commented on the possibility of including Lynda Carter – who played the DC heroine in the 70s television series – in the sequel for a cameo appearance:
“We’ll see. Lynda is one of the dearest people to us, has been a great mentor and dear friend. And we actually desperately tried to get her in the first one and we had the scheduling that couldn’t work, so she’s always been a part of our Wonder Woman family. We won’t say anything yet, but we certainly—there’s no lack of trying.”
Plot details for the Wonder Woman sequel are currently under wraps, though the film is set to follow the Amazonian Princess during the Cold War as she faces off against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Patty Jenkins will also co-write and produce the Wonder Woman sequel with The Expendables co-writer Dave Callaham signed on to pen the film based on a treatment by Jenkins and DC creative chief officer Geoff Johns.
Wonder Woman 2 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on November 1, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Tonight Canada
Ways DC Films Can Succeed
As DC fans, and even comic book fans in general, it is a sad time to behold in the world of DC Comics movies. Call it what you may (the DC Extended Universe or the DC Films Universe), but it’s no secret that DC has had a bad run with its recent films. With the undeniable critic annihilation of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and simple flop of Justice League, there are a lot of question marks surrounding the DC Extended Universe.
I’m a huge DC fan myself, and want nothing more than these movies to succeed and compete with Marvel on a larger scale, as I am sure many of you readers do as well. While Justice League and Batman v Superman were loved by many, DC and Warner Brothers have to take a long look at those movies and ask themselves what went wrong. Not only that, but they must take a look at movies like Wonder Woman (and even in some cases, Man of Steel) and ask the more important question: “What went right?”
As many people look at what can be done to save the DC Extended Universe, they instead should be looking for ways it can succeed from here. With that being said, here are ten ways (fact or speculation) DC Films can succeed from here. Click Next to get started!