While Justice League is in theaters, Wonder Woman 2 is being developed as I type this. Patty Jenkins is back to helm the sequel to the smash hit of this year and she’s writing the story with Geoff Johns and Dave Callaham (The Expendables). It seems like it’s moving fast as Jenkins has a very good idea on what the film will be about and how it further develops Wonder Woman.
The filmmaker revealed quite of few tidbits about the upcoming film, including that the sequel will have a new love story and new characters. She also expressed how she wants the movie to feel like, similarly to the first film. While talking on on Variety’s Playback podcast, Jenkins teases what the much-anticipated sequel will be about.
“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.
Although she doesn’t say which point in time it all takes place, she teases once again that Diana will be fully developed. This will allow the film to have “Great fun from the start and great big superhero presence from the start.”She also teases that there will be a new love story this time around, I assume it won’t include Steve Trevor as he’s…dead. With the love story, there will be new “unbelievable characters” and I have a feeling they will be from the comics.
Getting the right message for the first Wonder Woman was something she gave high importance to, and it seems like Jenkins will once again do so with the sequel.
“I did very much thematically want to get to love ( in Wonder Woman), because that’s what she stands for, and the complexity of what we’re facing. That was the thing, is like the journey of a character through our world who believes in good and evil—as we all do—facing a world ultimately that ends up showing you how unbelievably complicated it is to tackle that or conquer that in any black and white terms. And therefore how much love that requires to stay struggling to make this world a better place versus choosing hate and joining the fight that perpetuates it. I feel like it’s just the right amount the same world of Wonder Woman as the first movie while being a completely different story that tackles something very different but very similarly singular. One story.”
Patty teases although the new film will feel familiar, it will tackle a completely different storyline. She stresses the fact it will be very much a singular story that starts and ends in the film, similar to the first one. This sounds pretty exciting and it only makes me more happy Jenkins is back for Wonder Woman 2.
There’s quite a bit to digest here, but I believe the main thing to take from what she said is that the film will be different yet familiar. New characters and storylines, but a similar yet refreshing to feel to it. It’s also important to expect a very much singular story once again. What do you guys think?
Wonder Woman 2 hits theaters November 1, 2019.
Wonder Woman is available now on Blu-ray and Digital HD.