Patty Jenkins is Co-Writing Wonder Woman Sequel With Geoff Johns
Posted 2017/06/20 2137 0
DC head Geoff Johns revealed that he and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins are already working on a story outline for a sequel.
Following its third weekend, Wonder Woman has grossed over $573 million at the worldwide box office, and is already the sixth highest-grossing film of the year. As the fourth installment of the DC Extended Universe, Wonder Woman has received glowing praise from critics for the performances of its stars (Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor), the directing, the story, the characters, and the humor. Considering the film’s success, it comes as no surprise that a sequel is on the way. In a new interview with Variety, DC Films co-head Geoff Johns reveals that he and Jenkins are already hard at work planning Wonder Woman 2:
“Patty and I are writing the treatment right now. The goal is to make another great Wonder Woman film. I had a blast making it with Patty the first time. We’ve got a cool idea for the second one.”
Patty Jenkins, who has been very vocal about wanting to return for the sequel, has previously mentioned that she’d love to bring Diana to the United States for the second movie. However, it hasn’t been made entirely clear when the second film would take place, would it be before Batman v Superman, or after Justice League? According to Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros., the sequel will take place in the past, “somewhere between 1917 and 2017.” Fans have already began to speculate what the sequel of Wonder Woman, which could be set over the wide period of time, could involve. Early rumors suggest that villains Cheetah and Circe could appear in the project.
Elsewhere in the interview, DC Films co-chairmen Jon Berg admits that the DCEU’s “early films may have been too dark,” and spoke about the lessons they’ve learned from the critical failure of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad:
“There are lessons from every movie. You would be silly not to analyze how a movie was received — what went right and what went wrong on the making of a movie.
“On “Suicide Squad,” the movie did incredibly well commercially. It didn’t work narratively. You had some great casting and some great characterizations, but where the story fell down was on narrative, on plot. We could do better. “Batman v. Superman” was tonally dark. People didn’t respond to that.”
No word yet on when filming would actually start for the next film, but if you need to get your Wonder Woman fix ASAP, Gal Gadot is reprising her role in the upcoming Justice League, out November 17th.