Director Patty Jenkins reveals in an interview that Wonder Woman 3 will not happen as quickly as its sequel. Released in 2017, the first Wonder Woman movie was a massive hit. In many ways, Wonder Woman saved the DC Extended Universe as it’s the biggest success to date. Along with Aquaman, of course.
With its massive success, the sequel to Wonder Woman came around almost immediately. The entire cast and director returned, with some new additions like Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Kirsten Wiig (Bridesmaids). The latest trailer for the sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, was a big hit at the CCXP in Brazil. The film also had an important panel before the event where director Patty Jenkins revealed a lot of information about the sequel. Not to mention the status of a possible Wonder Woman 3.
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How Wonder Woman And Its Sequel Came Together
As mentioned, Wonder Woman was such a big success for Warner Bros. and DC Comics, that the decision for its sequel was almost immediate. Shooting for Wonder Woman 1984 began exactly one year after the first movie’s release. The second movie releases almost exactly three years from the original.
Given the special effects, massive star cast and big budget of the movie, that’s a pretty standard if not a very quick turnaround. However, Jenkins discusses during the interview, as reported by Collider, how it’s not a process she wants to repeat.
“I think what we don’t want to do is do it back-to-back. It’s been great doing these two movies back-to-back, but I think it’s important to give it a little rest in between and I like doing other things in between and Gal has other things to do. I never want to make decisions too far in advance”
What Could We See From A Potential Third Movie
The hectic and frantic production schedule doesn’t seem to have affected the quality of Wonder Woman 1984. And despite wanting to take a break between Wonder Woman 1984 and Wonder Woman 3, Jenkins did confirm that there are ideas about a potential a sequel.
“We actually already know the whole story, and some because it was an Amazon movie as well, so we already have it all mapped out. It’s just a matter of will we change our minds and when.”
Jenkins confirming that they already know the story for a Wonder Woman 3 is a pretty big deal. It’s always a good sign that a filmmaker who created the original, has a pretty good story in mind when doing sequels. This way, the seedlings for those future plans for a Wonder Woman 3 could germinate in Wonder Woman 1984, without taking away from the story of the sequel. And if not, the best-case scenario is that at least the character stays true to its original depiction. Even with a totally different story, in a totally different time.
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Wonder Woman 1984 releases in theatres on June 5, 2020.
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