Although recent comments by Patty Jenkins were widely interpreted on Thursday to mean she’s signed on for the sequel to Wonder Woman, the director was quick to clarify that’s not the case — at least not yet.
“Hey All. Thanks for the excitement but that wasn’t a confirmation,” the filmmaker tweeted Thursday evening. “Just talking about ideas and hopes. But still excited and hopeful.”
As reported hours earlier by the Advocate from a Q&A following a Women in Film screening of Wonder Woman, Jenkins told the audience, ““I had an epiphany about Wonder Woman 2. I was like, you don’t have to do this. It doesn’t have to be a foregone conclusion that you do Wonder Woman 2. But then as I was falling asleep I had an epiphany. I was like, wait a minute. You have the greatest character of all time that you love dearly, with a cast that you love sitting at the palm of your hand at this day and age — you can do whatever you want with them — are you crazy? And then I suddenly realized, it’s not more, it’s another movie. It’s its own movie. And it’s got to be great.”
In this case, however, an epiphany doesn’t equal an agreement with Warner Bros. Although Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is signed to a multi-picture deal — she debuted as Diana in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and will return later this year in Justice League — Jenkins’ contract was for just the first film. She’s widely expected to helm the sequel, and DC Entertainment President and CCO Geoff Johns revealed he’s begun working with her on the story treatment, but apparently no contract is in place.
Now the top-grossing film domestically in the DC Extended Universe, Wonder Woman has grossed more than $663 million worldwide.
In theaters now, the film 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.
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