Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins have shared their thoughts and ideas on a what a potential sequel to the upcoming blockbuster could entail.
Coming off the heels of multiple fan screenings taking place all around the world, Warner Bros. held the blue-carpet premiere at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood last night and The Hollywood Reporter got a chance to speak to both Jenkins and Gadot regarding what could be next for the Amazonian Princess.
When asked if the positive response from fans might influence her direction with the sequel, Jenkins explained that regardless of the response, the filmmaker at the helm needs to bring with them their own vision on where to take the story:
“I think you need to have a strong vision of your own. We had a bunch of fan screenings yesterday and they named their favorite scenes, and every single one named different scenes.”
Gadot also chimed in when asked where she wants Diana of Themyscira to go next, revealing that she would love the see the clock dialed back to see her in the early days of mankind:
“She’s 3,000! So it’s hard to just pick one, but I would love to explore the early years of her in man’s world,”
The premiere certainly felt celebratory last night but an aura of humbleness was in the air, as the premiere came days after the news of Zack Snyder’s departure of Justice League. Snyder left the film’s post-production after it was publicly announced that Snyder and his family were in mourning due to his daughter’s death. Choosing to leave to be with his family, Jenkins explained that she was in full support of Snyder’s choice:
“It touches my heart. It’s been difficult, all of us knowing this news for a long time and knowing that the world didn’t. Zack is one of the nicest people you will ever meet in your life. I want the world to wrap their arms around him and embrace him, he and Debbie.”
The most exciting part about Jenkins’ quote is that everyone found their own niche to latch onto during the screenings. It’ll be exciting to see what Jenkins incorporates going forward and it would be interesting to see a Wonder Woman prequel – rather than a sequel – that focuses on different eras of humanity. Or better yet, we could see the Amazonians take on different wars throughout the world, but what do you think about Jenkins’ and Gadot’s thoughts on a Wonder Woman sequel? Comment below and be sure to let us know.
“Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.”
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter