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The DC Extended Universe is a funny place. Despite still being very much in its infancy, the studio has announced a ton of upcoming projects, with only a few of them actually having concrete release dates. One of the films that seems to actually be happening is Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 2. Given the universal acclaim over the first film, this should come as a surprise to no one. With Jenkins officially signed up as the director and a member of the writer's team, things seem to be moving forward. And now another writer has joined she and Geoff Johns: The Expendables' Dave Callaham.
This news, which comes to us from THR, is sure to be exciting for DC fans, as Wonder Woman 2 is one of the only films that seems concrete in its plan for production. And while development is still very early, having three writers helping to craft the story of Diana Prince's second solo venture is a big step. Now if some of the other films can begin moving at this pace, the budding shared universe may be able to compete with the Marvel Cinematic Universe's behemoth phases of films.
Dave Callaham got his first writing job on the ill-fated sci-fi film Doom, starring Karl Urban. Based off the beloved video game of the same name, the film was unfortunately a box office failure when it hit theaters in 2005. Luckily Callaham would eventually strike gold through his work as a co-writer of the epic action ensemble film The Expendables. He crafted the film alongside Sylvester Stallone himself, which was a massive success that would spawn a handful of sequels. Unfortunately, Callaham was only slightly involved in the second film, being simply credited for creating the characters. Callaham also wrote the overall story for 2014's Godzilla.
While Dave Callaham doesn't have a ton of film credits, he's going to be involved in some exciting projects in the future. In addition to his newly announced role in Wonder Woman 2, he'll also be working on the untitled Zombieland sequel, which doesn't yet have a release date. He's raked up some credits on beloved franchises, and the presumed success of Wonder Woman 2 may give him the boost he needs to be a real player in the film industry.
It's currently unclear exactly what Wonder Woman 2 will be about, mostly because there are quite a few years to explore in between the events of the first film and Diana's eventual appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Patty Jenkins had previously stated she was ready to modernize the time period a bit, and the film will no doubt be another standalone one that is free from the constrictions of its shared cinematic universe.
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