With Wonder Woman arriving this week in theaters, many fans are eager to see the iconic superheroine deflect bullets with her bracelets, use her magic lasso to draw out the truth and pilot her invisible jet. But while those first two actions are definitely part of the Warner Bros. film, audiences won't see the third. However, director Patty Jenkins suggests we shouldn't give up hope.
Speaking with Yahoo Movies, the filmmaker and stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine signaled an interest in embracing some of the more outlandish elements from Wonder Woman's nearly 76-year history, including Jumpa the Kanga (a species of giant kangaroo used by the Amazons as steeds) and the invisible jet.
“The invisible jet is very important, and ultimately we have to have the invisible jet,” Jenkins said. “That’s a very big part of Wonder Woman.”
Introduced in 1942 in Sensation Comics #1, the invisible plane (later invisible jet) was a staple of Wonder Woman comics for decades, at a time when the character couldn't fly. Popularized on the 1970s live-action television series and on the animated Super Friends, the aircraft has appeared again somewhat frequently in recent years in comics and in animation.
Pine, meanwhile, keyed in on Jumpa, exclaiming, “We have to see that on screen. [There] absolutely [has to be] a kangaroo in the next one.” He even offered to play the Kanga in the sequel, or at least to voice the animal, taking on an Australian accent in the process.
Arriving June 2 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.