WONDER WOMAN Director Patty Jenkins Contracted for Sequel
Wonder Woman opened with an estimated $101.4 million over the weekend, earning the film the sixth best domestic opening at the June box office (and second best for Warner Bros. and DC after Man of Steel, released in June 2013). Certified fresh with a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes, Wonder Woman is among the best critically-acclaimed superhero movies of all time — making a sequel likely.
While Warner Brothers has yet to officially announce a Wonder Woman followup, THR reveals director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot are contracted for a sequel. It’s no surprise Gadot is locked into a multi-picture contract (she first appeared as Diana/Wonder Woman in last year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and reprises her role as the Amazon warrior in November’s Justice League), and while a Jenkins return isn’t guaranteed, it’s welcome news to hear the filmmaker gets first dibs at the next Wonder Woman adventure.
With Wonder Woman‘s critical and financial success, a sequel — especially one helmed once again by Jenkins — is a no-brainer. The DC Films slate seems to be in a continuous state of flux (there are still no release dates for The Batman, The Flash, or the Man of Steel sequel) but an official Wonder Woman sequel announcement should be right around the corner. Wonder Woman is now playing.