‘Wonder Woman 2’ already being penned by studio head, director
DC Films president Geoff Johns has revealed that he and director Patty Jenkins have already started working on “Wonder Woman 2”.
“Patty and I are writing the treatment right now,” he told Variety. “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,” he said.
There were no new details concerning the sequel but at the beginning of June, “Wonder Woman” director Jenkins had told Entertainment Weekly that the adventures of Amazonian princess Diana would “take place in the U.S.”
Also speaking to Variety, Warner Bros. Pictures president Toby Emmerich teased that a post-World War I “Wonder Woman” sequel would “take place somewhere between 1917 and 2017.”
As for Patty Jenkins’ role, it’s not yet clear whether she will be involved as director, though she is co-writing with Geoff Johns.
Debuting June 2 on a declared production budget of $149 million, “Wonder Woman” heads into its fourth weekend having generated a global box office return of $578 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Thanks to unusually strong second and third weekends, it compares favorably with 2013’s Superman movie “Man of Steel”, which accumulated $668 million after six months of worldwide availability.
June 2016’s “Batman v Superman” made $873 million over the same period, and August’s anti-hero ensemble piece “Suicide Squad” totaled $745 million before its three-month run drew to a close.
Going into its third weekend, box office comparisons had “Wonder Woman” outpacing “Man of Steel” and “Suicide Squad”.
It is also the highest rated movie of the quartet according to opening night audience poll measurement Cinemascore and review aggregators Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes: “Wonder Woman” notched an A rating on Cinemascore, a 76 Metacritic average, and a 92 percent Rotten Tomatoes approval rating, as compared to “Man of Steel” (A-, 55, 55 percent) “Suicide Squad” (B+, 40, 25 percent) and “Batman v Superman” (B, 44, 27 percent).
“Wonder Woman” was Patty Jenkins’ second feature film as director.
Following her 2003 debut, the acclaimed Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci crime drama “Monster”, she directed episodes of “Arrested Development”, “Entourage”, “Five”, “The Killing” and “Betrayal”. JB
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