After the success of the 2017 hit, Wonder Woman, it was not surprising when the sequel Wonder Woman 2 was announced at Comic-Con. Patty Jenkins has recently shed some light on this story. While the December 13, 2019, date was announced at SDCC, it had been confirmed that the Wonder Woman 2 release date had been bumped up to November 1, 2019. Patty is currently working on the script with Dave Callaham who came joined them in September. During a podcast appearance, Jenkins spoke about what the sequel would cover.
“It’s really still going to other values of hers, and a similar formula insofar as making a great, enjoyable fun movie but that ultimately in its third act turns some very big issues, and a very big experience that will aim to have slightly more weight and profundity than it has to have. Because that’s a formula that I really like, and I like the idea of taking somebody on a very solid, great journey but that arrives at a bigger question being answered. So it’s like that but because she is Wonder Woman, and she’s here now, and she’s fully developed, it’s got great fun from the start and great big superhero presence from the start, and is funny and a great love story again and a couple of new unbelievable characters who I’m so excited about, who are very different than were in the last movie.”
The director did not reveal who the new characters will be, but it seems she is deep into developing this story. After Wonder Woman hit theaters, Patty Jenkins had confirmed that Wonder Woman 2 would be set in America. The first movie was set in World War I-era England and on Themyscira. There have been rumors that the movie might be set in the 1980s, with Diana Prince taking on Cold War Russian enemies, and it is possible that the setting could be used to bring back Chris Pine, an aging Steve Trevor.
It was reported in September that a GLAAD ambassador had started a petition to make Diana bisexual in this sequel, which comes a year after the comic book writer Greg Rucka had confirmed that Wonder Woman is bisexual in the comic books. Whether or not the suggestion will be implemented is yet to be seen, but it will provide an interesting wrinkle to this story. It will likely be some time before official story details are released.
Wonder Woman 2 starts shooting in 2018, although no locations have been locked down. If the movie is to be set in America, it is very unlikely that shooting will take place in the U.K. Aside from Gal Gadot, no other cast members have been confirmed. Hopefully, we will hear more details about Wonder Woman 2 soon.