The Spotlight: Patty Jenkins talks 'Wonder Woman 2,' 'It's got great fun and great, big, superhero presence from the start'
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It's been a bit of a rollercoaster for "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins.
She became the highest grossing female director in history when the film earned over $820 million worldwide, but wasn't signed for the sequel until she got paid, herself.
Now reportedly the highest earning female director working today, Jenkins is zeroing in on making another blockbuster for Warner Bros.
Chatting with Kristopher Tapley of the "Playback" podcast, Jenkins says she's sticking with what works.
"It's really still going to other values of her's and a similar formula insofar as making a great, enjoyable, fun movie, but that ultimately, in its third act turns some very big issues," says Jenkins. "A very big experience that will aim to have slightly more weight and profundity than it has to have.
"That's a formula that I really like. I like the idea of taking somebody on a very solid, great journey, but that arrives at a bigger question being answered."
Gal Gadot will of course reprise her starring role as Diana Prince. The film will also reportedly make a sizable time jump into the future. WWI Europe was the backdrop of the first movie while the sequel is rumored to be set in a Cold War-Era U.S.
"Because she is Wonder Woman and she's here now and she's fully developed it's got great fun and great, big, superhero presence from the start," says Jenkins. "[It's] 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. That's what it is.
"I feel like it's just the right amount the same world of Wonder Woman as the first movie while being a completely different story that tackles something very different but very similarly singular. One story."
"Wonder Woman 2" is scheduled for a Nov. 1 2019 release.
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