Wonder Woman Director Patty Jenkins Is Already as Excited for a Sequel as We Are
Believe it or not, we’re just over a month away from Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman movie, but with that film diving into the past after the character was brought to the screen in the present in Batman v Superman, it’s hard not to look ahead to the future. Jenkins thinks so, too, and she’s already excited about the prospect of a Wonder Woman sequel.
Speaking to the Toronto Sun, she explained, “I’m excited for her to come to America and become the Wonder Woman we are all familiar with from having grown up around her as an American superhero. I’d like to bring her a little farther along into the future and have a fun, exciting storyline that is its own thing. Wonder Woman 1 is so much about her becoming the person she is. I can’t wait to spring forward with who she is and have another great standalone superhero film.”
She didn’t exactly mind starting off with the origin story, though, as Wonder Woman hasn’t gotten quite as many chances to have her story told on the big screen as, say, Batman and Superman. While getting an on-screen origin is definitely something the character deserves, it’s hard for those who are already fans not to want to move past that, and waiting years for additional movies with more evolved stories to come out can be kind of a pain, especially when you’ve already waited so long for the character to get to theaters at all.
It’s all the more painful since there aren’t even confirmed plans on the books yet for a Wonder Woman sequel, although we’d like to assume the movie would have to perform incredibly poorly at the box office for one not to happen. There’s also no guarantee that Jenkins would return as director, and Justice League is already getting to have modern Wonder Woman fun—as opposed to her solo movie’s World War I-era setting—without her at the helm. Whatever comes of a Wonder Woman standalone sequel, we’re looking forward to seeing a more evolved version of the character as much as Jenkins.
(via Newsarama, image: Warner Bros.)
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