Wonder Woman was a film that the DC Extended Universe truly needed. Batman v Superman was disappointing to many fans, but Suicide Squad was like an extra punch to the gut. With its scattered narrative and ADD nature, it felt like Warner Bros. had stopped trying to actually tell great stories, and had instead decided to cater to the lowest common denominator of fans with flashy colors and music video-style editing (though don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed that movie, flaws and all).
However, with Wonder Woman, they really brought the narrative back to basics. It focused on Wonder Woman, was thematically sound, and didn’t have a lot of moving elements in it, giving viewers more room to actually connect with the characters onscreen. The film went on to make more than $800 million worldwide (and it’s still playing in my local first-run theater as we speak, despite the fact that it’s available to own on digital now).
“The greatest thing about making this movie was the fact that you’re really building to the Wonder Woman that we all love, but not until the end of the movie. The most exciting thing about [the sequel] is literally seeing her loose in the world now, living those classic stories. Here’s Wonder Woman, and what can she do? It should be a totally different movie, but a grand and now full-blown Wonder Woman in the world.”
It certainly sounds like Jenkins is focused on actually making this movie. This isn’t the first statement she made regarding Wonder Woman 2, but it is a bit strange that we know she’s still not confirmed to return to the director’s chair.
When Jenkins first signed on, she only signed on to helm that first film, and since that one took off like crazy, she now has a lot of bargaining power to continue forth with her directorial efforts. If she does sign on, it’ll be for quite the paycheck increase, which is deserved. The fact that the film is already out digitally and yet she’s still not confirmed is a bit strange, and does have us wondering what’s going on behind the scenes, but in a world where we get a DC update every five seconds, perhaps it’s smarter to keep such deals under wraps until they have the story where it needs to be.
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