The DC Extended Universe is hoping to end off 2020 with as much optimism as possible using the upcoming release of Wonder Woman 1984 to kickstart their new phase of movies. After the overwhelming critical and financial success earned by the first Wonder Woman in 2017, fans are on the edge of their seats in anticipation for the newest DC blockbuster.
More is known about this movie than any other upcoming project from Warner Bros and DC Films considering how close it is to releasing in theaters, but comic book movie fans are also always looking to the future for the potential of sequels and new franchises on the way. In that spirit, some new quotes from one of the biggest names behind the Wonder Woman franchise were just released, giving a little more clarity to the DCEU's future...
In a new article from the German magazine Geek, via @DCMovieNews2 on Twitter, Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins gave her potential exit timeframe from the DCEU while discussing her newest film. Jenkins said that the third Wonder Woman film is "probably my last Wonder Woman movie, so I have to put everything I want to show there." The collection of tweets can be seen in full below:
Jenkins also discussed how her second DC film gave her the opportunity to expand on the story of Diana Prince, giving her "a chance to do a lot of things that I couldn't accommodate in the first movie." She gave some insight into Diana's own internal struggle, expanding with this:
It is exciting for me to show her at the peak of her strength. But it is also very important that she fights an internal struggle: she is a Goddess and tries to help humanity. She is not only someone who fights evil, she tries to show bad people how to improve."
These quotes can be seen in full below:
Patty Jenkins on the Wonder Woman Trilogy:— DC Movie News (@DCMovieNews2) August 1, 2020
"WW84 gave me a chance to do a lot of things that I couldn't accommodate in the first movie. I was so happy to tell the Wonder Woman origin story. It was almost her birth, but we really haven't seen what she is capable of... 1/3 pic.twitter.com/NKxH4z9Fvt
It is exciting for me to show her at the peak of her strength. But it is also very important that she fights an internal struggle: she is a Goddess and tries to help humanity. She is not only someone who fights evil, she tries to show bad people how to improve... 2/3 pic.twitter.com/CEoPjKEtzy— DC Movie News (@DCMovieNews2) August 1, 2020
WHAT THIS MEANS
Patty Jenkins made a huge splash in the comic book movie industry when Wonder Woman first debuted in theaters three years ago. The film earned rave reviews from critics, and the same sentiment was felt amongst DC fans who helped the movie earn $821 million at the global box office, the third-highest total gross amongst all DCEU movies. It also stands as the highest grossing DCEU film domestically at over $412 million in the USA.
While fans wait for the sequel to release, Jenkins already seems to be in the early stages of developing the third film in the franchise. Although nothing is definitive at this time, if the third Wonder Woman film is truly her last as the director, she has undoubtedly made her mark and established herself as one of the most outstanding directors in the history of comic book movies.
Her quotes on Diana's internal struggles in the sequel should also bring even higher levels of excitement as we see her journey advance. She has always had one of the most pure hearts of any character in the franchise, always trying to be a force for good and make people the best they can be, even if she stands opposite them physically and theologically.
Wonder Woman 1984 is seemingly finished as it waits for its international release in theaters on October 2, 2020.