Patty Jenkins has big plans for the future of Wonder Woman in the DCEU. As reported by GamesRadar, the director has two additional movies planned, including Wonder Woman 3 and a spin-off centered on the Amazons of Themyscira.
“I’m not going to nail down a fresh thought about it until this movie comes out, because I kind of want to give myself a palette cleanser, and be fresh of mind,” Jenkins said. “But yeah, there’s an arc that I have in mind for the first movie, and then the second movie, and then the Amazon movie, and then the third movie.”
Wonder Woman 1984 is currently set to arrive in theaters in August. Originally, the sequel was supposed to hit theaters in June. However, given the theater closure that has rattled the industry in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Warner Bros. had to delay it. But once it comes out, Jenkins will be free to focus on these movies.
Jenkins very successfully directed 2017’s Wonder Woman, which represented the character’s first live-action solo film. It was a massive hit, earning $821 million at the global box office, in addition to finding critical acclaim. Many felt Jenkins was robbed of an Oscar nomination at the Academy Awards that year. Despite that, Jenkins says she doesn’t intend to direct the Amazon spin-off.
“I’m not going to direct it, hopefully,” Jenkins added. “I’m going to try really hard not to. It’s not going to be easy. But [WW84 co-writer and former DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer] Geoff Johns and I came up with the story, and we sold the pitch, and we’re going to get it going. I’ll produce it, for sure.”
Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta. Here is the official synopsis.
“Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.”
It is unclear at this time which of these projects would ultimately move forward first, or if Jenkins would take some time to focus on something else before circling back to the DC universe. Much of that could depend on how the sequel performs at the box office, which is very much up in the air right now. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a great deal of uncertainty in terms of what will happen when theaters open back up.
Wonder Woman 1984 is set to arrive on August 14.
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