No, It’s Not Too Soon to Be Speculating About a Wonder Woman Sequel!
“why is wonder woman even so important???”
— hannah the bee (@wonderdianas) May 29, 2017
When talking about that awful Hollywood Reporter claim that Patty Jenkins is a big “gamble” for Warner Brothers, there was an important but brief tidbit buried in that profile that fell into the cracks of my outrage: Both Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot are signed on contractually for a Wonder Woman sequel.
Us right now:
That’s not exactly surprising. Honestly, it would be unusual if any superhero movie these days didn’t have a sequel, and studios want to make sure their big stars and creative team are ready to go if the movie’s reception warrants fast-tracking. And from the looks of it, that’s where Wonder Woman is heading.
After Thursday’s stellar pre-opening box office turnout, and near-universal praise from critics and fans, a sequel is incredibly exciting. THR speculated that the next movie would have a contemporary setting, but it’s not clear if that’s based in any actual fact. Producer Charles Roven, who has produced every DCEU movie so far, told CBR.com that they don’t know what will be next.
“I know I’ve got to take her from the end of World War I to someplace,” he said. “But whether it’s something in between — something in the time between that and BvS, I just don’t know. Or maybe it’s something after Justice League. I just don’t know.”
Now, there is always the chance this could fall through. As Collider points out, “Deadpool helmer Tim Miller was contractually obligated to give Fox another picture, and it was assumed it would be Deadpool 2. When that didn’t work out, he left Deadpool 2, but he still owes Fox one more movie.”
Still, I’m going to have trouble not getting my hopes up. What say all of you? What would you like to see in a sequel?
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