Wonder Woman 2 isn’t coming out until November 2019, but director Patty Jenkins is already starting to put the pieces into place. She’s sharing a few new details on what to expect in the upcoming film, as well as how the theme of love will carry over from the last film. Hint: It’s a person.
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In an interview with Variety, Jenkins talked a bit about her plans and vision for Wonder Woman 2. She implied that, much like the first film, it will co-exist with the other DC Cinematic Universe films but won’t be directly tied to the themes or characters in any of them. That’s understandable since Wonder Woman currently resides as the best-reviewed DCEU film in the history of the franchise, but can also stand on its own just fine. Jenkins also shared that Wonder Woman 2 will feature some new characters – including, notably, a potential new love interest for Diana.
It’s really still going to other values of hers, and a similar formula insofar as making a great, enjoyable fun movie but that ultimately in its third act turns some very big issues, and a very big experience that will aim to have slightly more weight and profundity than it has to have. Because that’s a formula that I really like, and I like the idea of taking somebody on a very solid, great journey but that arrives at a bigger question being answered. So it’s like that but because she is Wonder Woman and she’s here now and she’s fully developed, it’s got great fun from the start and great big superhero presence from the start, and is funny and a great love story again and a couple new unbelievable characters who I’m so excited about, who are very different than were in the last movie.
Barring the fact that Wonder Woman doesn’t really need a love interest in order for her movie to be good, there is the question of who it could actually be. I mean, Gal Gadot joked that Halle Berry could play her romantic lead, which would canonically establish Wonder Woman as queer in the films, like she is in the comics… but that, sadly, seems highly unlikely. Other options include Trevor Barnes, who dated Wonder Woman in the comics, Steve Trevor’s nephew, or even Bruce Wayne (which could help explain their awkwardness in Justice League). Who would you like to see as Wonder Woman’s person-of-interest? Let us know in the comments.