Patty Jenkins says Wonder Woman 2 starts shooting 'shockingly soon'

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May 14, 2018

Catching up with writer/director Patty Jenkins (Monster) at the Cannes film festival, Variety asked her when Wonder Woman 2 would begin principal photography and they didn't even need the Lasso of Truth to get an answer. 

"There's nothing I can say, very soon. Shockingly soon," said Jenkins with an emphasis on "shockingly." 

Opening to critical acclaim and serious box office returns last May, the first Wonder Woman was the first DCEU movie that made people hopeful for Warner Brothers' shared comic book universe. Gal Gadot absolutely killed it as the Amazonian warrior from the island of Themyscira, who leaves her idyllic life to help Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) fight in World War I. Despite his noble sacrifice at the end of the first film, Diana Prince will find love again, according to Jenkins

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A sequel was almost immediately greenlit with both Gadot locked in to star and Jenkins to direct and co-write the script with Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment Geoff Johns and screenwriter David Callaham (Doom). In March, it was announced that Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live) had been cast as the sequel's villain, Cheetah. Not long after, Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) also joined the cast. Jenkins hopes that the OG Wonde Woman, Lynda Carter, will have a part in the sequel, but nothing is confirmed on that front just yet. 

Wonder Woman 2 will be set in the 1980s and is slated to hit theaters on November 1, 2019.