Patty Jenkins Clarifies Wonder Woman Sequel Status


As with many comic book based films today there tends to be a back and forth on the facts. We reported before that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins signed on to do a sequel to the film, which than was quickly stated as not the case and that she only signed up for one film.

Jenkins has shown her enthusiasm for getting back into this world, but like with any job you can’t just rush into a project without a clear path to go on. It was announced that Jenkins was in the writing process with Geoff Johns on a sequel that would still take place in the past, but a more modern past, this would point to the idea that she was returning but that’s not the case.

Jenkins also spoke with Advocate during a “Women in Film” screening and had this to say on continuing with the character:

“I had an epiphany about Wonder Woman 2,” she told the audience of fellow female filmmakers, “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.”

“It’s a continuation of the same character, but there’s a great, entirely different story to be told.” Jenkins also hinted that the sequel will take place in modern day. “With this character in our—” She said, before correcting herself, “in the world, that’s fun, because now she exists, just funny, and also says something profound about the world we’re in right now.”

As always the internet went buzzing at the idea that she nearly gave us a confirmation, seeing as she is so excited at the idea it’s not hard to understand why many jumped to that conclusion. Jenkins has since went to Twitter to clear up the confusion, stating she has not signed on but it in talks on the story and is hopeful she will return.

So unless Warner Bros. refuses to give her what she asked for or the future of the character in the DC Extended Universe is too far from what she wanted for her, I don’t see her saying no to returning for a sequel to Wonder Woman.

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