Beyond the return of director Patty Jenkins and actress Gal Gadot, precious little is known or confirmed about the “Wonder Woman” sequel beyond its targeted November 2019 arrival. Speaking with Variety recently, Jenkins teased some of the ideas that she’s working with on the sequel:
“It’s a similar formula insofar as making a great, enjoyable fun movie but that ultimately in its third act turns some very big issues, and a very big experience that will aim to have slightly more weight and profundity than it has to have. Because that’s a formula that I really like, and I like the idea of taking somebody on a very solid, great journey but that arrives at a bigger question being answered.
So it’s like that but because she is Wonder Woman and she’s here now and she’s fully developed, it’s got great fun from the start and great big superhero presence from the start, and is funny and a great love story again and a couple new unbelievable characters who I’m so excited about, who are very different than were in the last movie.
I feel like it’s just the right amount the same world of Wonder Woman as the first movie while being a completely different story that tackles something very different but very similarly singular, one story.”
In the wake of that quote, fan speculation ran rampant over the film’s romance angle and tone, and Jenkins popped up on Twitter to refute much of the speculation:
“Quite a few people, seem to be completely misunderstanding or making some pretty false assumptions based on one of many vague quotes I made about something I can’t say ANYTHING about. Just wait. ;).”
Jenkins is currently co-writing the script with Dave Callaham and Geoff Johns.