Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins Clarifies “False Assumptions” About The Upcoming Sequel


Hold your horses, folks; Wonder Woman 2 may not feature a whole new love story after all.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Patty Jenkins took to Twitter late last night to clarify what she believes to be “some pretty false assumptions” about Diana’s sophomore adventure. Essentially, the writer-director took issue with outlets jumping to conclusions based on nothing more than “vague quotes” about a project that is still very much in the early stages of development – rumor has it that Jenkins will get the gang back together this summer ahead of a theatrical release in 2019.

To their credit, Collider’s article cited a direct quote from Patty Jenkins (more on that later), who appeared on Variety’s Playback podcast to discuss what Wonder Woman 2 has in store. Word spread pretty fast, too, and it wasn’t long before online commentators collectively rolled their eyes at the mention of another “great love story.” Moreover, some lobbied for Jenkins to cast a woman as Diana’s love interest in time for 2019, while there are those who believe DC’s Immortal Warrior doesn’t necessarily need a romantic interest at all.

But it seems we’re all a little guilty of putting the cart before the horse:

In a follow-up tweet, Patty Jenkins admitted that she still enjoyed Collider’s article and that she has no hard feelings after what is essentially a big misunderstanding.

For the sake of perspective, we’ve included the director’s original comment down below, which aired on Variety’s Playback podcast earlier this week.

It’s really still going to other values of hers, and a similar formula insofar as making a great, enjoyable fun movie but that ultimately in its third act turns some very big issues, and a very big experience that will aim to have slightly more weight and profundity than it has to have. Because that’s a formula that I really like, and I like the idea of taking somebody on a very solid, great journey but that arrives at a bigger question being answered. So it’s like that but because she is Wonder Woman and she’s here now and she’s fully developed, it’s got great fun from the start and great big superhero presence from the start, and is funny and a great love story again and a couple new unbelievable characters who I’m so excited about, who are very different than were in the last movie.

The untitled Wonder Woman sequel has been earmarked for release on November 1st, 2019 – six weeks earlier than initially planned, no thanks to Star Wars: Episode IX.