2017’s Wonder Woman is one of the DC Extended Universe’s (DCEU) most popular movies to date. Coming after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were both negatively received by critics, Wonder Woman was hugely popular and highly praised by fans and critics alike.
A key component of this success was undoubtedly director Patty Jenkins, along with Gal Gadot’s performance as the titular hero. Jenkins is also helming the sequel, Wonder Woman 1984.
In a new interview – shared and translated via @DCMovieNews2 on Twitter – Jenkins said:
‘WW84 gave me a chance to do a lot of things that I couldn’t accommodate in the first movie. I was so happy to tell the Wonder Woman origin story. It was almost her birth, but we really haven’t seen what she is capable of. It is exciting for me to show her at the peak of her strength. But it is also very important that she fights an internal struggle: she is a Goddess and tries to help humanity. She is not only someone who fights evil, she tries to show bad people how to improve. It’s an interesting dilemma. The next one [Wonder Woman 3] is probably my last Wonder Woman movie, so I have to put everything I want to show there. We have to think carefully.’
Jenkins has previously revealed that she has the plot planned for the trilogy closer:
‘We actually already know the whole story to it…It’s just a matter of, will we change our minds, and when [to make it]…I never want to make decisions too far in advance. We have to see if we [Jenkins and Gadot] both feel like making the movie we think we want to make when the moment comes’.
There is an Amazon spinoff movie in the works, which Jenkins is working on, but not directing.
Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gadot, as well as Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal. It’s set for release October 2nd of this year (originally set for release in June, but delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic). You can stream the DCEU on HBO Max now with a 7 day free trial.
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