Diana Prince’s first foray onto the big screen was an empowering female superhero film led by Gal Gadot, and wound up being one of the highest-grossing films of 2017 at the domestic box office. However, while it would be all too easy to just learn from the mistakes of the first movie and copy the winning formula, Jenkins and Gadot are aiming to push the bar even higher with Wonder Woman 2.
There are already questions about when Wonder Woman 2 will take place, as well as how Chris Pine could return in the film, and which of Diana’s rogue’s gallery will serve as the sequel’s primary antagonist. Jenkins, for her part, told ET that she wants the Wonder Woman sequel to feel like a completely new movie in more ways than one:
“We’re actually making a totally different film with a lot of the same, similar like things that we love, but it’s its own movie completely, so it’s not ‘two’ to us. It’s an entirely new adventure together that we couldn’t be luckier [to do].”
Jenkins also touched on the possibility of TV’s Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) making a cameo in Wonder Woman 2, after she was unable to do so in the first installment:
“We’ll see. Lynda is one of the dearest people to us, has been a great mentor and dear friend. And we actually desperately tried to get her in the first one and we had the scheduling that couldn’t work, so she’s always been a part of our Wonder Woman family. We won’t say anything yet, but we certainly—there’s no lack of trying.”
Diana played a major role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League this past November, while the island of Thymescira and the Amazons also got their time to shine again. However, with Wonder Woman 2 nearly two years away, fans have a longer wait until they find out exactly what Jenkins has in store for them with her next DC superhero adventure. Production on Wonder Woman 2 is slated to begin this summer, so casting updates will start flowing in before then and, hopefully, offer more story details for the film in the process.
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