Just as fans have hoped, it became clearer on Thursday evening that filmmaker Patty Jenkins was more than qualified to return to the director’s chair for the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel. With payday kinks still being worked on, reports finally came in more than two and a half months after the film’s principal release that the acclaimed Monster helmer was in final talks to return for the second film reprising actress Gal Gadot in the title role once more.
The first film was a long-awaited feat after years of having the character presented in comic book pages by creator William Moulton Marston, as well as on television and other media and merchandise. Written by Allan Heinberg and hailed with a powerful score by Rupert Gregson-Williams, the movie follows Gadot’s portrayal from her debut in last year’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, exploring the primary tale of young, ambitious Diana whose idyllic life on the interdimensional Amazonian island of Themyscira is challenged with the looming threat of World War II in association with the hidden auspices of the pious evil known as Ares.
Wonder Woman went on to reach several ‘bests and other milestones, including for its director; Apart from earning a global gross of more than $797 million dollars to date with Japan markets still in tow, the film managed to rake in a domestic total of $400 million dollars earlier this month, making it the highest earning film of the summer and marking it as the third-highest grossing Warner Bros. Pictures film ever, as well as the third to ever surpass $400 million.
“When ‘Wonder Woman’ opened to such a terrific number in June, we thought, ‘This is truly a moment’—for the film, for our industry, for director Patty Jenkins and, of course, for Gal Gadot.” said Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. “Now, more than two months later, ‘Wonder Woman’ has become a phenomenon, the must-see movie of the summer. Audiences have embraced this character and her story in such a spectacular fashion, and we couldn’t be happier for everyone involved in bringing this incredible property to life and to cinemas across the country.”
Gadot will return along with the warrioresses of Themyscira and a line-up of tentpole superheroes for Justice League on November 17, 2018 before succeeding with Wonder Woman 2 on December 13, 2019. (Deadline)
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