Though Wonder Woman 1984 is still well over a year away from reaching cinemas, the rapturous response to the first movie pretty much ensures box office success for the sequel. And in the likely event that Warner Bros. gives the go-ahead for a third Wonder Woman flick, director Patty Jenkins already has ideas for how to wrap up this potential trilogy.
The filmmaker recently spoke to Vanity Fair to promote her new mini-series I Am the Night, which happens to star her old collaborator Chris Pine. Naturally, the subject of Jenkins’ DC superhero franchise came up, and it seems that the director envisions one more outing for Diana Prince after 1984 drops.
“I have pretty clear plans for Wonder Woman 3,” Jenkins said. “Whether I [direct] it or not, I see how her arc should end in my incarnation of Wonder Woman. I have great passion for that.”
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To some extent, we may already know where Jenkins’ proposed trilogy is all headed, seeing how Diana’s solo outings (or at least the first two) are set before her appearances in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the subsequent Justice League. With that in mind, there may well be significant limitations on how Wonder Woman’s arc can end. After all, with present-day Diana coming across as pretty much the same person she was at the end of the first Wonder Woman, how much room is there for her character to change?
Perhaps the answer to this conundrum would be setting the third installment after the events of Justice League, freeing the heroine from her predetermined path while also bringing us up to date with the character’s journey. Of course, Jenkins might have something completely different in mind, but before we learn how Diana concludes her arc, we’ll first be finding out how she fares in her second solo outing when Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters on June 5th, 2020.
Source: Vanity Fair