Wonder Woman surpassed all expectations when it was released last June as the movie brought in over $821 million worldwide and is considered the most successful of the DCEU movie slate.
Director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot are returning for the Wonder Woman sequel, and now Jenkins opens up to Vanity Fair about Wonder Woman 2 where it's revealed the director is deep in pre-production, and continues working out details of the script, locations, and designs for the film.
âI was obsessed with the tone,â Jenkins said. âIt was the hardest thing. Particularly because the story we were talking about could so easily skew another way with any of the chapters. You start in a fantasy world of women in costume, and then you go to real life, World War I England . . . and then you end up in the supernatural . . . and then you have a love story. So I brought in all of my [department heads] every week. I would sit and hammer home . . . we have to be so careful that we donât veer from one movie to another movie, first of all, and, second, that anywhere that she walks out in a Wonder Woman suit, it just doesnât look ridiculous.â
Patty Jenkins also recently confirmed the different direction of Wonder Woman 2 with ET Online.
"Weâre actually making a totally different film with a lot of the same, similar like things that we love, but itâs itsÂ own movie completely, so itâs not âtwoâ to us,â Jenkins said. âItâs an entirely new adventure together that we couldnât be luckier [to do].â
Gal Gadot alsoÂ revealed to EW.com that she is excited to be doing the second movie and plans to stay on as Wonder Woman for the long haul.
"Iâm very excited to start working onÂ Wonder WomanÂ 2," Gal Gadot said.Â "I think that once Iâm there, once I feel itâs time to move on, then Iâll know. Right now I donât know. Other than the wonderful work Lynda Carter did in the TV show this character was never really told on the big screen. We just see her origin story. But thereâs so much to explore with this character who has 75 years of legacy, thereâs so much material and so many ways and Iâm psyched about it."
No plot details are known about Wonder Woman 2 though it may feature Lynda Carter.
âWeâll see,â Jenkins said of including Carter. âLynda is one of the dearest people to us, has been a great mentor and dear friend. And we actually desperately tried to get her in the first one and we had the scheduling that couldnât work, so sheâs always been a part of ourÂ Wonder WomanÂ family. We wonât say anything yet, but we certainlyâthereâs no lack of trying.â
Wonder Woman 2 has a November 1, 2019 release date.