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Although it was released months ago, conversations surrounding Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman haven't slowed down a bit. Diana Prince's first solo movie was the DC Extended Universe's first critical darling, giving a new sense of hope to both fans and the studio itself. As such, the fandom has been eager for information regarding a possible sequel, especially in regards to Jenkins' potential involvement. And now DC's head honcho Geoff Johns has revealed how the upcoming sequel has already begun moving forward: the script is being crafted.
I'm working right now on the Wonder Woman 2 script. I just started.
Well, this is certainly exciting. While the DCEU has announced tons of movies coming down the pipeline, it's exciting that the sequel to Patty Jenkins' triumph is already being worked on. This is smart business, considering how popular and acclaimed the first film was.
It's actually pretty interesting that Geoff Johns is working on the script for Wonder Woman 2 himself. While he oversees the DCEU as a whole, Johns didn't craft the story or write the screenplay for the first film. But considering how Zack Snyder has been edged out of the main narrative of the shared universe, it does make sense.
As far as the contents for Wonder Woman 2, the possibilities are seemingly endless. Because of Diana Prince's age, there are decades long gaps between the events of the first movie, and her eventual appearance in the divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. As such, the sequel can be another capsulated story that doesn't have to worry about its repercussions affecting the greater DCEU. Her next solo adventure can once again function independently from the events of the films like Justice League that are set in the present timeline.
Regardless of what the story will entail, there's one aspect of Wonder Woman that can be universally agreed upon: Patty Jenkins needs to return for the sequel. While early rumors hinted that she'll be back, and she's already revealed possible ways she could continue the story, Jenkins hasn't been officially confirmed to be helming the next installment. Although after the universal acclaim that the film accrued, Geoff Johns and the folks over at DC would be fools to let the Monster director slip by.
With Comic-Con continuing through the weekend, we should expect to see a few more exciting DCEU announcements before the event ends. Be sure to check back with us here at CinemaBlend for all the updates.