Patty Jenkins offers new details on Wonder Woman 1984 & future
We’re still three months away from the highly-anticipated Wonder Woman 1984, the follow-up to the fourth installment of the DC Extended Universe, and co-writer and director Patty Jenkins is keeping the hype train rolling by unveiling new details regarding the next film.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, the 48-year-old filmmaker revealed that one major detail from the comics that fans can look forward to seeing in the long-awaited sequel is the Amazon Olypmics, an event often tackled in the titular heroine’s origin story.
“What I love about the Amazon Olympics is everything that we got to really celebrate in the first movie,” Jenkins said. “Here are these people who are incredibly powerful and capable, but different in how they approach things. If you’ve ben training for hundreds of years because of an impending invasion, you’re going to be constantly working on all these skill sets. So, to me, every year, they would have these Olympics to see who’s doing the best on horses or swimming the fastest, and seeing new tricks people have figured out.”
In addition to diving back into the world of Themyscira for a flashback, Jenkins revealed that there are currently talks to further revisit Wonder Woman’s homeland as an animated series focused on the Amazons is currently being explored, as well as a spin-off film that would be “part of the in-world story of Wonder Woman.”
“You’re enjoying the movie you’re making and also reflecting on what could be different or better in the [real] world. And therefore what story you want to tell,” Jenkins said. “That’s the greatest thing to me about superhero stories. You’re able to have a dialogue about what a hero would be right now. So yes, I have ideas for what I’d like to say, and Gal does too.”
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big-screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. As previously announced, the film stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. Chris Pine also returns as Steve Trevor.
Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster) returns to direct the sequel, while Jenkins, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Stephen Jones, and Gal Gadot are producing the film. Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns, and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.
Originally set to open in theaters on December 13, 2019, Wonder Woman 1984, which is based on the character created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment, was moved up to November 1 before being delayed to June 5 and a fourth time to August 14 before its current date of October 2. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.