Last week, director Patty Jenkins said that she already knows where she wants Diana Prince’s story to go in the third Wonder Woman movie. Now she’s revealed that the story won’t be set in the past again like the first film and the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984.
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins said she’s “not dying [to do] another period piece.” She added: “I’m not planning to put it in the past again, because where are you going to go? You have to go forward. It’s definitely a contemporary story. That’s all I can say. Where we put it and how that gets figured out, I haven’t totally nailed down.”
She previously mentioned that she has clear plans for the third Wonder Woman movie. “Whether I [direct] it or not, I see how her arc should end in my incarnation of Wonder Woman. I have great passion for that.”
Asked if she would direct the second Justice League movie, Jenkins answered: “The Justice League movie, I find those movies to be extremely challenging. I think they are fantastic when they are well done. But taking on all of those characters at the same time in the timeline .. I sort of hope that we don’t do a Justice League movie for a little while, because I’m excited to see all of their movies. I want to see Aquaman 2, I want to see Flash.”
Filming for Wonder Woman 1984 wrapped just before Christmas and will be released in theaters on June 5, 2020. The sequel stars Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, and Chris Pine. Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot are producing the film. Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.
Joining her behind the scenes are several members of Jenkins’ Wonder Woman team, including director of photography Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (Amélie), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (Topsy-Turvy). Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (United 93) will cut the film.
Wonder Woman 1984 is based on the character created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.