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PATTY JENKINS IS WORKING ON THE WONDER WOMAN SEQUEL RIGHT NOW

“The goal is to make another great ‘Wonder Woman’ film,” says executive producer Geoff Johns.

Update, 6/20: Director Patty Jenkins is already working on the Wonder Woman sequel, Variety reports. Executive producer Geoff Johns told the publication, “Patty and I are writing the treatment right now. The goal is to make another great Wonder Woman film.” It’s important to note this doesn’t necessarily mean Jenkins will direct Wonder Woman 2 , but she’ll certainly be involved in shaping its story. “We’ve got a cool idea for the second one,” Johns said.

Original Post, 6/6: This weekend, Wonder Woman proved the importance of—and need for—women-led films, earning $103.1 million at the box office—the highest-grossing opening weekend for a woman director. The movie, which chronicles the origin of mythical Amazonian warrior Diana, Princess of Themyscira, is officially the first successful superhero movie with a female lead.

Naturally, the next step for a film of this breadth is a sequel, and even though Warner Bros. has yet to greenlight Wonder Woman 2 (really, what are they waiting for?) director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot are contractually obligated to make another film. And yes, Jenkins knows exactly where she wants to take Diana next: “The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right,” she told Entertainment Weekly . “She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”

A THR profile of Jenkins hints that, while Wonder Woman took place during World War I, Wonder Woman 2 will be “contemporary-set,” though Jenkins told Uproxx “the plan” is to stay in the past. “I’d like to bring her a little farther along into the future and have a fun, exciting storyline that is its own thing,” she told the Toronto Sun . MTV points out two obvious settings: the 1940s/World War II, because William Moulton Marston created the character of Wonder Woman in 1941; or the ’70s, in honor of the Lynda Carter-starring TV series. Twitter seems to agree with the former:

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. As Wonder Woman producer Charles Roven told CinemaBlend, “Nothing has been written… I think the result of this movie is going to really define what the future of Wonder Woman is in the movies.”

Given this weekend’s box office success, a sequel announcement is probably isn’t too far behind. In the meantime, Gadot’s Wonder Woman returns this November for Justice League . Praise Zeus

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