Wonder Woman 3 Won't Be Set in the Past

There's still well over a year before before Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters, but that isn't stopping director Patty Jenkins from thinking about what she wants from a third film. In fact, she's rather adamant about making Wonder Woman 3 a "contemporary" story, rather than another period piece.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter at the Sundance Film Festival, Jenkins briefly discussed where she sees the franchise heading in the future -- even if she's not exactly set for a third film just yet. "I'm not set, but I'm not dying to do another period piece," she said.

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For Jenkins, it's important that the franchise opts to move forward in a third installment because there's only so much story to be told in the past. "It's definitely one of the things we 've talked about," she explained. "I'm not planning to put it in the past again, because where are you going to go? You have to go forward. It's definitely a contemporary story. That's all I can say. Where we put it and how that gets figured out, I haven't totally nailed down."

Jenkins' comments, of course, come at a time when fans and critics have been questioning why the solo superhero films released for the female heroes have continued to remain in the past -- something we've seen not just with Wonder Woman, but will also see with Captain Marvel and Black Widow. However, it appears that will no longer be the case in the future. And perhaps, more importantly, while Jenkins may not be set for Wonder Woman 3 just yet, it appears she's interesting in returning to work with Warner Bros. and DC.

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Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal and Natasha Rothwell. The film opens on June 5, 2020.

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