It’s been only a few weeks since Wonder Woman was released, and the film continues to do wonderfully at the box office. However, Patty Jenkins isn’t signed on for a sequel. But if we have any hope of her making a return, it’s this.
There is a new report that says Jenkins is on board to co-write the film with Geoff Johns. More on the story below.
Variety spoke to Johns and Jon Berg in an exclusive piece on the film’s success and where the franchise goes from here.
When asked if Jenkins would be writing the sequel, Johns said this:
“Patty and I are writing the treatment right now. The goal is to make another great ‘Wonder Woman’ film. I had a blast making it with Patty the first time. We’ve got a cool idea for the second one.”
At least Jenkins is coming back in some sort of creative capacity. But it is not as though the two parties are not talking. In fact, they are in the midst of negotiations, with Jenkins currently holding all the cards thanks in part to Wonder Woman‘s critical and commercial success.
As to what we will see in the sequel, that is still unclear. However, Jenkins has expressed some interest in taking Wonder Woman to America, and that it could take place during a more contemporary time.
And because of Wonder Woman‘s success, WB is now more interested in releasing female-led superhero films. We already know that Joss Whedon has been hired to write and direct Batgirl, though the film has yet to find an actress to play her. Not to mention Gotham City Sirens, which will feature the heroes and villains of Batman’s city. Still, the studio is looking to expand their lineup. As to which heroine could get her own film, that is still up in the air.
Speaking of Whedon, he’s going to be a big part of the DCEU going forward. Here’s what Berg had to say:
“He’s a big part already. We love him. He’s a great partner, collaborator; we want him to be ensconced. We bring people by, have general meetings and talk about comics and their favorite superhero movies. With Joss, he saw the master board, and he saw a Batgirl title and he said, ‘You guys seriously want to do Batgirl?’ And we said, ‘Absolutely.’ He said, ‘That’s my jam.’”
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