The one thing that everyone can agree on regarding the DCEU, is that Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman was a smash hit. The film took the world by storm, becoming not only a box office success but one of the best critically received superhero films in recent memory. Warner Brothers wasted no time greenlighting a sequel, Wonder Woman 2 will hit theaters November 1, 2019, and director Patty Jenkins has teased some details regarding where she sees the film going.
During an appearance on Variety’s Playback podcast, Jenkins discussed where Wonder Woman 2 will take Diana as a character:
“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.”
The major takeaway from her comments are the tease of a new love story. At the end of Wonder Woman, Diana’s companion and brief love interest Steve Trevor met his untimely demise. It was a heartbreaking moment and something that has seemed to define Diana as a character. Will this mean we see someone new make their way into the heart of the Amazonian princess or will Steve Trevor reappear in epic fashion? Let us know what you think in the comments below!