The film brought in 100.5 million dollars opening weekend, making it the highest grossing film ever directed by a woman. And director Patty Jenkins says she's already got plans for a sequel.
As Harper's Bazaar explains, given the success of the first tome, Warner Bros. is unlikely to wait long to greenlight the sequel, particularly since Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot are under contractual obligation to make a second film if the production company wants them to.
Speaking with the Toronto Sun last April, the director said she already had lots of ideas for Diana, Princess of Themyscira:
"I’d like to bring her a little farther along into the future and have a fun, exciting storyline that is its own thing. Wonder Woman 1 is so much about her becoming the person she is. I can’t wait to spring forward with who she is and have another great standalone superhero film."
Along with a likely Wonder Woman 2, Patty Jenkins has lots of projects underway, one of which is another superhero film. Well, sort of.
A Superman story
Patty Jenkins' success with Wonder Woman sends a clear signal to Hollywood about the need for more women-led films. Until recently, large budgets were rarely given to women, but it seems like things are beginning to move forward.
In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins confirmed she is working on several films at the moment. One of them is I Am Superman, a film she almost directed over ten years ago that she would like to complete before moving on to Wonder Woman 2.
While the title makes the movie sound like it's about the superhero in the red cape, it's actually something else entirely. As The Independent reports, the movie will be about a fighting pit bull who finds itself on an unexpected journey.
Even though the film is just in its initial stages of development, Patty Jenkins has already approached Ryan Gosling about playing the lead role.