Press interviews are everywhere this week of key people involved in the “Wonder Woman” film, most notably director Patty Jenkins who has discussed the DC Comics adaptation at length with numerous outlets.
In the wake of stellar reviews and a likely box-office win, there’s already murmurings of a sequel and questions over when it would be set. The first film uses a present-day framing device to flash back to World War I, so the big question is with a sequel if it will do another period piece in a post-WWI setting, or if it will stay in the present day?
Speaking to Uproxx, Jenkins says another period film was always the plan for a potential sequel:
“It is for sure [set in the century between WWI & today]. I’m definitely planning something more interesting using that period of time. Definitely, it’s the plan. I can’t say what it is! But it’s definitely right in the pocket of what you’re talking about.”
However, a profile piece on THR with Jenkins and Gadot suggests a contemporary setting is the plan and adds that Jenkins and Gadot are contractually committed to a second film.
So what’s going on? From the looks of it the sequel’s story hasn’t really been explored much yet, something producer Charles Roven pretty much confirms to Cinema Blend:
“Nothing has been written. We really want to focus on this movie, and I think the result of this movie is going to really define what the future of Wonder Woman is in the movies, other than the fact that you know that she’s in Justice League. And we’re really happy about that”.
“Wonder Woman” is now out in cinemas everywhere.