Wonder Woman has taken the nation by storm as her solo debut is on its way to over $100 million at the domestic box office. The film is now the DCEU’s first entry to garner success both commercially and critically, so naturally Warner Bros. is going to act as quickly as possible to get a sequel underway. That mission begins with the film’s director, Patty Jenkins, who will return alongside star Gal Gadot for the character’s sophomore outing.
Now, thanks to an interview with Entertainment Weekly, we know what the sequel’s setting will be. “The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right,” Jenkins revealed. “She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”
The change in scenery would provide strong juxtaposition to that of the first film, which takes place primarily in Europe during the throes of World War I. The transition is reminiscent of the route the filmmakers over at Marvel took when bridging the gap between the first Captain American film (set during World War II), and its sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which took place stateside in Washington, D.C.
Now that we know the where, the next question becomes “when?” Warner Bros. and Patty Jenkins have many options at their disposal for constructing the sequel, and as to be expected, have been non-committal on the exact time frame. Wonder Woman producer Charles Roven hinted at that very thought process in a recent 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.”
In theaters now, Patty Jenkins’ 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 Sir Patrick, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy.