There is no denying the palpable power of Wonder Woman. DC’s first super massive gigantic blockbuster film with a female lead from a female director is breaking every record ever and audiences cannot get enough of Princess Diana of Themyscira. As such, like any good studio and filmmaker, the buzz for a sequel is already out there. We learned last week that both Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins are under contract for a Wonder Woman sequel — though that doesn’t mean the studio has to greenlight it. However, if we know Warner Bros., they will absolutely find a place in their busy DC slate to put a Wonder Woman sequel. After all, they need money and really really like truckloads of it.
Sequel talk has already been in the air with Ms. Jenkins and her producers and the stars of the film. There have been plenty of rumors milling about, plenty of choice quotes, and we thought we’d take a quick look and see if we can figure when and where the movie might take place.
We’ll start with this quote from Patty Jenkins. Speaking with EW back in April, Jenkins said, “The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right. She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”
We’ve heard her say that before. For instance, she told Fandango back in May, “I think it’s very important that she goes on to be a very international superhero. I can’t wait to bring her to America as well.” So, Wonder Woman arriving in America seems to be what Patty Jenkins wants to do. Of course, we’ve technically already seen her in the US in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, so what exactly does Patty Jenkins mean when she says “bring her to America?”
Our thoughts are that we’ll see her sometime in the 40’s or 50’s and her first time actually coming to America. In that same Fandango interview, Jenkins said that “(Assisting in other historical conflicts) is something that one will know soon. Like, what she has been doing all of these years, but it’s definitely something I have thought a lot about.” Jenkins also told the Toronto Sun that she’d “… like to bring her (Wonder Woman) a little farther along into the future and have a fun, exciting storyline that is its own thing.”
Lastly, speaking with Uproxx, Jenkins was asked if the sequel would be set in the 1930’s or anytime in history after that and her answer was, “It is for sure – I’m definitely planning something more interesting using that period of time. Definitely, it’s the plan. I can’t say what it is! But it’s definitely right in the pocket of what you’re talking about.”
At this point, it’s all speculation, but it seems to us that there are only a few real possibilities for a historical conflict that would bring Wonder Woman to the US: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War or somehow dealing with the Cold War Conflict between the US and USSR.
What’s interesting here is that all of these conflicts take place away from the US, save for the Cold War Conflict. So, here’s our thought — Wonder Woman is the ultimate symbol for peace. Her fight is always one against wars, stopping them, stopping the slaughtering of the innocent, teaching love and acceptance no matter the cost. The ultimate weapon for a war is the atomic bomb, which would pose itself as the ultimate opposition to what she stands for. So our thoughts here are that Wonder Woman comes to America after WWII to see if she can get a handle on the Atomic Bomb and then gets pulled into the Cold War in some way.
But that’s just a guess. All we know is that Patty Jenkins could make the movie about Wonder Woman trying to win the PGA tour and we’d watch the hell out of it, so anything bigger than that will be amazing and welcomed with very wide, loving, open arms.
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