Director Patty Jenkins says the sequel to the box office smash Wonder Woman will be set in America. More than 75 years after Wonder Woman appeared in the comics for the first time, the character finally made her solo movie debut, arriving in theaters over the weekend to critical acclaim and more than $100 million at the domestic box office.
The film followed Diana Prince from her home island of Themyscira into the midst of war torn Europe, a very different backdrop to the Gotham audiences saw her inhabiting in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, it looks like she’ll be returning stateside soon enough.
In an interview with EW, Jenkins confirmed the sequel’s setting, saying Wonder Woman 2 will unfold in America, far away from Themyscira, as well as London and the European locales she traveled to in the first film.
“The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right. She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”
The quote comes from an interview Jenkins did in April, but was held back until release. The director previously discussed her interest and ideas for a sequel that included a US setting, but this is more resolute and in the wake of her return being confirmed suggests more clearly that this is where the series is heading.
While an official announcement hasn’t been made, Wonder Woman 2 is something Warner Bros. will want to start work on shortly. After all, the film grossed more than $200 million worldwide in its opening frame and delivered the DCEU it’s first genuine hit. Audiences and critics have made it clear that they love Wonder Woman and want to see more of her apart from her upcoming appearance in Justice League in November.
Jenkins hasn’t divulged too many other details for the sequel, which Zack Snyder recently revealed is in development. Indeed, as far as a plot goes, DCEU producer Charles Roven said last week that “nothing has been written” in terms of a script – although story ideas are surely swirling. What exactly that story could be is unclear, but with a contemporary setting likely then it would make sense for her to be in the U.S. where she fights in both Batman v Superman and (presumably) Justice League.