TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - June 30, 2017
Since DC only seems to take its lessons from the last film they released, I imagine that the overwhelming success of Wonder Woman means that they're gonna give Patty Jenkins free reign to do whatever she likes for the sequel. And good on her, she cranked out one of the best superhero movies to date and deserves a ton of the credit for making a great film. Hopefully they'll be listening to her plans for the film's inevitable sequel because, well, they make an awful lot of sense despite being purposefully vague.
According to The Advocate, Jenkins was speaking after a screening of Wonder Woman at Women in Film, and had some very candid thoughts about a follow-up film...
“I had an epiphany about Wonder Woman 2. I was like, you don’t have to do this. It doesn’t have to be a foregone conclusion that you do Wonder Woman 2. But then as I was falling asleep I had an epiphany. I was like, Wait a minute. You have the greatest character of all time that you love dearly, with a cast that you love sitting at the palm of your hand at this day and age — you can do whatever you want with them — are you crazy?And then I suddenly realized, it’s not more, it’s another movie. It’s its own movie. And it’s got to be great.
"It’s a continuation of the same character, but there’s a great, entirely different story to be told. With this character in our—in the world, that’s fun, because now she exists, just funny, and also says something profound about the world we’re in right now.”
Vague yet direct, amirite? Look DC, you guys left Zack Snyder alone thinking that he knew what he was doing after he f'ed up the character of Superman in Man of Steel. Leave Patty Jenkins alone to do her thing with Wonder Woman. I know it didn't work out so great with Snyder, but the fact is that Jenkins at least delivered a great movie and has proven that she knows what she's doing. Your meddling and interference has, so far, brought us two movies that you yourselves admitted had a ton of problems. Jenkins seems to have a vision and an idea for a sequel, hear her out and give her room to make another great movie.