Following the huge success of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. is quickly moving forward with a sequel. The studio recently brought its release date up to November 1st, 2019, while Patty Jenkins will return to direct and co-write. Also, Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Diana Prince.
Now, Jenkins has shed some light on what to expect from the sequel. Appearing on Variety‘s Playback podcast (transcription via Collider), Jenkins teases her approach to Wonder Woman 2, which is similar to the structure of the first film. But most interestingly, she hints at a new love interest for Diana, along with new characters. “It’s really still going to other values of hers, and a similar formula insofar as making a great, enjoyable fun movie but that ultimately in its third act turns some very big issues, and a very big experience that will aim to have slightly more weight and profundity than it has to have. Because that’s a formula that I really like, and I like the idea of taking somebody on a very solid, great journey but that arrives at a bigger question being answered. So it’s like that but because she is Wonder Woman and she’s here now and she’s fully developed, it’s got great fun from the start and great big superhero presence from the start, and is funny and a great love story again and a couple new unbelievable characters who I’m so excited about, who are very different than were in the last movie.”
The love story between Diana and Steve Trevor was at the heart of Wonder Woman, with Steve’s death playing a crucial role in Diana’s decision to distance herself from mankind. Diana still had to learn to embrace working with others in Justice League, so if Wonder Woman 2 is another period piece (it’s rumored to be set in the Cold War), it’ll be interesting to see how and why she has a new love interest.
Stay tuned for more as we have it. For the full Playback Podcast episode with Jenkins, click HERE.
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