Director Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman is poised to be a big hit. After a few weeks of building positive buzz, the blockbuster now stands with one of the highest Rotten Tomatoes scores ever for a comic book movie, and looks ready to kick the June box office numbers off with a bang. Of course, success in Hollywood means it's time for sequel consideration, so what's on the table? According to producer Charles Roven, nothing is currently in development, but the studio and filmmakers are most definitely excited for the potential of the heroine on the big screen. He recently told me,
Nothing has been written. We really want to focus on this movie, and I think the result of this movie is going to really define what the future of Wonder Woman is in the movies, other than the fact that you know that she's in Justice League. And we're really happy about that! But I think we're all pretty pleased with the film, and you guys have been great, giving us amazingly wonderful positive feedback. We hope it continues on!
I spoke with Charles Roven about the future of Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman on the big screen during the solo movie's Los Angeles press day last month -- and while he didn't have any announcements to make, his confidence certainly was palpable. It's not hard to see why: while initial estimates suggested that the film would make a conservative $70 million in its first three days, new prognostication says that a total north of $95 million is possible.
The nice thing about Wonder Woman has a series within the larger DC Extended Universe is the fact that there is a whole lot of narrative room to explore given what has been set up. Thanks to Patty Jenkins' film, we have a general idea of what she was up to between her birth and the year 1918, and Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League both clue us in regarding what she's been up to in the second decade of the 21st century. All of the time in between those two points during her life is open for exploration, and speaking as a fan of Wonder Woman, I definitely want to see it.
But what about Patty Jenkins? In discussing Wonder Woman and the potential for a sequel, Charles Roven was effusive about the work that the director has done on Princess Diana of Themyscira's first movie, and definitely seemed excited about the possibility of collaborating with her again on a future project. Said Roven,
All I can say is that I'm a huge fan of Patty's, I know that she loves Wonder Woman. I'm sure she's told you that even before we called her about this Wonder Woman, she was trying to pitch Wonder Woman to Warner Bros. for many years. So I'm certainly hoping that I get to make more movies with her.
While we wait for any more detailed news about the future of Wonder Woman 2, fans can catch the first film in theaters now. And after you see the film, be sure to come back to CinemaBlend, as we'll have a whole ton of related content for you to explore in the next few days.