What’s next for the great, all-powerful Diana Prince?
That’s a very good question, and one that was presented to none other than Gal Gadot as part of her exhaustive interview with Entertainment Weekly. After tackling the barrage of criticism leveled at Justice League, with the general consensus being that Zack Snyder’s star-studded epic is a big, beautiful mess, Gadot circled back to focus on the Immortal Warrior, who is now expected to return in 2019.
Yes, Wonder Woman 2 is officially on the horizon, and though Warner Bros. and writer-director Patty Jenkins are keeping mum on any and all story details, we’ve caught wind that Diana’s second solo outing will shift the focus to the Cold War, while there’s even been mention of a “totally different” adventure for the Amazonian.
But during her extensive chat with EW, Gal Gadot briefly touched base about the upcoming sequel – and we do mean briefly.
Other than the wonderful work Lynda Carter did in the TV show this character was never really told on the big screen. We just see her origin story. But there’s so much to explore with this character who has 75 years of legacy, there’s so much material and so many ways and I’m psyched about it.
Of course, for the longest time, it seemed as though Wonder Woman 2‘s biggest hurdle was those contract negotiations between WB and Patty Jenkins, which reportedly ran a little longer than one might’ve thought. Nevertheless, one record-setting deal later and Jenkins is back in the driving seat, and Gadot never questioned the director’s demands for a second.
No. I told her I was with her completely and would support her and … you know, I think she’s completely entitled to what she’s going to get, the renegotiations that she did. She just did a phenomenal job and knew how to tell this story in the most interesting way. By doing such a movie, it’s a female-driven movie, it’s a Wonder Woman movie.
But there’s a catch in that you don’t want the movie to be just for women and just for women or superhero fans to relate to this story. It was very clear for Patty from the beginning that she wanted this story to be universal, so everyone can relate in different ways to the journey of this character. She did it brilliantly and there was no happier person than me when it was announced she was going to continue and we’re all going to reunite.
As for the chances of a third Wonder Woman movie, the actress is keeping her expectations in check, and told EW that she’ll only continue playing Diana for as long as it feels right.
I think that once I’m there, once I feel it’s time to move on, then I’ll know. Right now I don’t know.
The original Wonder Woman is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Its sequel, on the other hand, will seemingly whisk Diana back to the future – the 1960s, that is – on November 1st, 2019.