Wonder Woman was the third-highest-grossing film of 2017, so it is understandable that fans are eager for the sequel, which is currently scheduled for a November 2019 release. But director Patty Jenkins doesn't want to call it a sequel.
At the Palm Springs Film Festival this week, Jenkins spoke to Entertainment Tonight about Wonder Woman 2. “We’re actually making a totally different film with a lot of the same, similar like things that we love, but it is its own movie completely, so it’s not ‘two’ to us. It’s an entirely new adventure together that we couldn’t be luckier [to do].”
With the first Wonder Woman being an origin story, it's perhaps not surprising that part two isn't a direct sequel. The majority of the first film was set in 1918, with bookends set in the present day, framing the film as a huge flashback. No sense in making Diana flashback to that time period again, right?
Jenkins has been mum on the details of Wonder Woman 2, but she does admit that she would love to give the original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, a cameo in part two. "Lynda is one of the dearest people to us, has been a great mentor and dear friend," Jenkins said. "And we actually desperately tried to get her in the first one, and we had the scheduling that couldn’t work, so she’s always been a part of our Wonder Woman family. We won’t say anything yet, but we certainly—there’s no lack of trying."
ET also caught up with the current Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, and asked about how her daughter is taking to the phenomenon surrounding the film. Though her young daughter hasn't seen the film yet, Gadot says, "She’s very, very proud. … She’s already asked me if she can take over when I’m older."
That spot is locked up for now, though, as Gadot is set to return for Wonder Woman 2 when it opens wide Nov. 1, 2019.
(via ET Canada)