Director Patty Jenkins confirms filming on Wonder Woman sequel to begin "shockingly soon"
Speaking to Variety at the Cannes film festival, during the Women in Motion dinner, the 46-year-old filmmaker shared some filming update, without giving away any critical details.
In 2017, Gal Gadot-starrer Wonder Woman turned out to be the only saving grace for the DC/Warner Bros camp. Not only did the first female-fronted superhero blockbuster from the studios rule the box-office but also managed to appeal to a vast majority of fans.
Considering the immense success of the film, both critical and commercial, it didn't come as much of a surprise when WB announced a sequel, confirming the return of the director-actress duo, Patty Jenkins and Gadot.
Now that the fans know the movie is happening and that a release date has also been fixed, naturally, speculations are at an all-time high.
Under these circumstances, Jenkins' latest update about Wonder Woman II comes as a huge relief. Speaking to Variety at the Cannes film festival, during the Women in Motion dinner, the 46-year-old filmmaker shared some filming update, without letting slip any critical details right away.
"There's nothing I can say," Jenkins told the reporter on the red carpet, adding quickly on a parting note, "Very soon. Shockingly soon," about when the sequel starts filming.
Clearly, the people involved with the second installment in the Wonder Woman franchise are trying their best to not divulge too much information too soon, in the process maintaining buzz over the project that turned out to be their summer success.
What is known, however, is the identity of the actress, who will play the nemesis to Gadot's superhero when she dons her cape and armor in 2019 to further the story of Diana Prince.
“So excited to confirm the most thrilling news," Jenkins had shared via Twitter earlier revealing Wonder Woman 2's villain. "Yes! It’s true. So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family. Can’t wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned.”
So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It’s true! So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family. Can't wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned. #Cheetah!!! @GalGadot pic.twitter.com/Gn0jICiIAH— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 9, 2018
As it turns out, Wiig will indeed be filling in the shoes of Wonder Woman's long-time foe, Cheetah.
Although not much is known about the relationship between the two female leads, one thing is certain: that the events in the second Wonder Woman movie will be taking place against the backdrop of the Cold War.
"This film set in the '80s, she has to deal with the temptation of our world, and face extraordinary odds," as per Jenkins.