The day when Lynda Carter takes the screen to delight the legions of fans who continue to regard her as DC’s original TV Amazon may be getting nearer. The 1970s Wonder Woman actor and all-around renaissance gal says she’s totally down to appear in the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman film, as long as director Patty Jenkins is cool with it.
Speaking with Megyn Kelly on The Today Show, Carter said (via The Wrap) that she’s already been in talks with Jenkins about how to carve out a place for her in Wonder Woman 2, and that hitting on the appropriate role will play a big part in making it all come together.
“That is up to Patty Jenkins,” she told Kelly. “I’ve been talking to her about it. She’s given me some hints about it, and I guess it’s up to Warner Bros. if they want to spend the money … It really is up to Patty, and if it works in an organic way it’ll be great fun, and it’ll be wonderful to do.”
In a story following Carter’s interview, The Wrap reported it had confirmed her remarks with “an individual with knowledge of the project.”
If the final decision indeed rests with Jenkins, then the stars may already be aligning in favor of Carter and Gal Gadot sharing screen time for the sequel. Back in February, Jenkins said she’d hoped to have Carter on board for the first film, and that she’d love to make it happen on the second try.
"Lynda is one of the dearest people to us, has been a great mentor and dear friend," Jenkins told Entertainment Tonight at the time. "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."
Wonder Woman 2 reportedly will unfold in the 1980s as Diana (Gadot) takes on the former Soviet Union against the backdrop of the Cold War. Kristen Wiig was recently cast as the villain Cheetah, followed by more recent news that Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal has also signed on in a still-unnamed “key role.” The sequel is set to release on Nov. 1 of 2019.