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:
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 26, 2019
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.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos