‘Wonder Woman’ Director Says Batman, Flash Should Have Solo Films Before ‘Justice League’ Sequel

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While Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has an interest in seeing what the DCEU characters could do in a follow-up Justice League film, she’s more ready right now to see what the likes of Aquaman, Batman, and The Flash, to name a few, will explore in their own solo, standalone films.

Jenkins, who is in the middle of doing press for her new series, I Am the Night, recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the upcoming series. Naturally, the conversation turned to Wonder Woman because of course it did. Between the success of Wonder Woman and recent, ongoing success of James Wan’s Aquaman, the interviewer asked if it would make sense if either Wan or Jenkins should direct a Justice League film.

However, Patty Jenkins remarked that going from a solo film to a massive undertaking like Justice League is…well, challenging. Rather than doing another Justice League movie in the immediate future, Jenkins stated that she hopes to see the individual movies play out first because, in her mind, everyone deserves time to shine. Here’s what she said:

“I sort of hope that we don’t do a Justice League movie for awhile because I think that each of those characters are really great and I’m super  excited to see each of their movies. And then I wanna see Aquaman 2 and I wanna see Flash.”

Indeed, with Shazam! telling its own story, Aquaman being slightly informed by the events of Justice League but, again, telling its own story, it does seem like there could be more standalone, solo adventures before another team-up film. Here, you can watch Patty Jenkins discuss a hypothetical Justice League sequel and DC solo films in the video below at the 0:58 mark:

From the way things are going now with the DC Extended Universe, it does seem like more standalone, focused tales is the plan. After all, we’ve got Shazam! in a few months, Birds of Prey is shooting, then you have The Batman and The Flash film coming down the line after that. A Justice League sequel may come down the line, but after time has passed. Certainly a considerable amount of time, considering the amount of behind the scenes shenanigans that led to Justice League in its present form.

Jenkins didn’t rule it out- what director would- but right now, she’s focused on telling Diana’s story. But what do you think? Do you agree that you’d want to see the likes of Aquaman, Flash, and Bruce Wayne have their own stories told before they come back together again? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in theaters on June 5, 2020.

Source: THR

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