Talk of a “Wonder Woman” sequel began before the film scored great reviews and excellent box-office this past weekend, with the final domestic tally jumping slightly higher than estimates and coming in at $103.1 million.
With director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot committed to a sequel, there’s already been talk of what time period a follow-up will take place in. Today though, speaking with EW, Jenkins says the next film will ditch the Themyscira and European locales for a tale in the United States:
“The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right. She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”
Work has yet to begin on the script at last report. Jenkins also spoke about her passion for the sequel, saying that she doesn’t want to direct something to satisfy a contractual obligation. With this though, an idea recently struck:
“I’m not a big obligation person when it comes to art. You want to do a movie like this because you believe in it. Then I had this revelation in the middle of the night: this is your dream cast, you’ve created a character that you love and you can say anything you want in the world right now. Then I realized that Wonder Woman 2 is its own great movie. I made Wonder Woman. Now I want to make Wonder Woman 2. It’s a beautiful story to tell, an important time to tell it and with people that I love.”
Finally, Jenkins previously confirmed that only one key scene from the film was reshot. Today she’s revealed which scene it is – the sequence just before No Man’s Land where Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor are walking through the frontlines of World War I and see the suffering. Jenkins tells Heat Vision:
“I wanted to ramp that tension as much as possible, and unfortunately, we didn’t have it. That scene was just a slightly tense scene of them walking. I was like ‘I need her to see some brutality.’ So, we added her seeing the horses being whipped. It was actually something that had been in the script originally.”
“Wonder Woman” is now playing in cinemas everywhere.