It’s been a good week for Wonder Woman, which boasts a 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and earned an impressive $11 million in Thursday night previews. With that early success, it’s little surprise that attention is turning to a potential sequel.
In its profile of the film, The Hollywood Reporter confirms that director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot are contractually committed to a sequel, which is expected to be set in the present day.
“What I never want to do is start phoning it in and making things just to show that I can keep my foot in the door and do big movies,” Jenkins said. “I don’t care about that at all. I just want to make great movies. And that could come from any direction. It might be a $10 million movie or it might be $200 million movie.”
Producer Charles Roven also hinted at what a Wonder Woman sequel might look like during an interview with CBR. “I know I’ve got to take her from the end of World War I to someplace,” he said. “But whether it’s something in between — something in the time between that and BvS, I just don’t know. Or maybe it’s something after Justice League. I just don’t know.”
He added, “I’m not going to say someone hasn’t said, ‘Hey, what about this idea?’ ‘What about that idea?’ But other than it being that nonspecific, just a suggestion, we haven’t really gotten into anything that we’re going, ‘This is exactly what we’re doing.’”
In theaters nationwide, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy.
(via Screen Rant)