2017 was a great year for female-led films, and one of the movies that helped to lead this charge was the DC flick, Wonder Woman. The movie starred Gal Gadot in the lead role, and it was helmed by director Patty Jenkins, who was best known for her work on the Charlize Theron-starring film, Monster.
Of course, the conversation is different now. Wonder Woman grossed well over $800 million worldwide, and was received well by both critics and fans alike. All in all, it made for a pleasing viewing experience, but to those who were more critical of the movie, they may have pointed to its familiar structure. At the end of the day, it was a tried-and-true superhero origin story that colored inside the lines set by decades of films before it.
This is not a bad thing, but going into a sequel, audiences will likely want something a little bit different. Luckily, that sounds like it’s going to be the case. Speaking with ET, Wonder Woman 2 director Patty Jenkins said:
“We’re actually making a totally different film with a lot of the same, similar like things that we love, but it’s its own movie completely, so it’s not ‘two’ to us. It’s an entirely new adventure together that we couldn’t be luckier [to do].”
The comparisons to Captain America are inevitable. What was great about that franchise is how drastic of a turn it was from the first to second film. While the first was a solid, safe origin movie, the second one delved more into action-thriller territory, which helped to reshape the character for mainstream audiences. Let’s hope that Jenkins and actress Gal Gadot will be able to do the same with Wonder Woman 2.
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