Patty Jenkins says she has plans for third Wonder Woman film
Patty Jenkins says there are many things she has not been able to explore so far with Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot
Filmmaker Patty Jenkins has hinted that she wants to make a third Wonder Woman film. In a recent interview, the writer-and-director said that she has many plans for the popular superhero character, essayed by Gal Gadot.
Jenkins will release Wonder Woman 1984 later this year — her second film with Gadot as the titular heroine.
Asked about the possibility of a third film, she said, "I'm trying to make myself not think about that because every movie has to be taken on its own. But there's definitely final things for me that I haven't got to explore with Wonder Woman that we'll have to see if we can go and explore."
Jenkins doesn't think the success of 2017's Wonder Woman automatically means the sequel will be a hit. "Every movie is its own struggle to touch people and make a difference. Wonder Woman surprised a lot of people so you're walking into a situation where they're waiting for you to fail more than ever. So it's no different because making the first movie was the same in that everybody went, Wonder Woman, come on, no, you can't."
"There's a history of these movies tanking and so it was a lot of pressure to be the person trying to bring that movie to life. It's a lot of pressure again to try and make this one live up to what it could be. So in both cases, I've simply focused on my love for Wonder Woman and this genre of film at its best. I'm just trying to make a great film," she added.
Her comments come after Warner Bros delayed the summer release of Wonder Woman 1984 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the sequel of the megahit 2017 DC film, Gadot will be back as Wonder Woman with edgier action for a new battle with new villains. Wonder Woman 1984, which comes with the tag line 'A new era of wonder begins', will now be released on August 14 instead of June 5.