Director Patty Jenkins went on record with Entertainment Tonight, saying that the much anticipated follow-up to her 2017 blockbuster Wonder Woman will be an “entirely new adventure”. While Wonder Woman 2 will feature elements from the first movie, it will also stand on its own two feet to spin a new yarn about the beloved Amazon warrior.
“We’re actually making a totally different film, with a lot of the same, similar things that we love,” Jenkins explained. “But it’s its own movie completely, so it’s not ‘two’ to us.”
Jenkins is also interested in the possibility of casting veteran actress Lynda Carter in the second installment. Carter, who portrayed Princess Diana on TV’s Wonder Woman for four years, was originally sought out for a cameo in the 2017 movie, but was unable to participate due to scheduling conflicts.
“Lynda 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 couldn’t work, so she’s always been part of our Wonder Woman family. We won’t say anything yet, but we certainly – there’s no lack of trying.”
To watch footage from the interview with ET, click right here.
Before she helmed what has arguably become the most successful DC franchise, Jenkins had already built a diverse filmography for herself, demonstrating her creative flexibility across both feature films and television. Back in 2003, she released the film Monster, based on the true story of Aileen Wuernos, the female serial killer convicted of luring men to their demise under the guise of prostitution. Jenkins received quite a bit of positive critical reception for this and followed up the effort directing TV episodes on shows ranging from Arrested Development to Entourage to The Killing, among other projects.
Wonder Woman 2 is scheduled to release in theaters November of 2019.