Even with “Wonder Woman 1984” delayed by two months, that hasn’t stopped filmmaker Patty Jenkins from looking ahead with the franchise and recently she revealed that an early plan is in place for not just another “Wonder Woman” movie but a spin-off focusing on the Amazon warriors who reside in the mystical land of Themyscira.
Speaking with Total Film magazine (via Games Radar), Jenkins revealed that she has a story arc in mind for the films but says she won’t go any further on that until the sequel is out. She adds: “there’s an arc that I have in mind for the first movie, and then the second movie, and then the Amazon movie, and then the third movie.”
One thing she’s pretty adamant about is that despite creating the concept for a spin-off, she has no plans to helm it:
“I’m not going to direct it, hopefully. I’m going to try really hard not to. It’s not going to be easy. But [WW84 co-writer and former DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer] Geoff Johns and I came up with the story, and we sold the pitch, and we’re going to get it going. I’ll produce it, for sure.”
Like with “Wonder Woman 1984,” expect this to be a standalone film that, while a sequel, is different again. She explains how that works in regards to the difference between the first and second films:
“There was a little period of time where people got very upset, and questioning: ‘Is it not a sequel? Is it a total reboot?’. It is a sequel, insofar as nothing is contradicted between the two movies. But it’s very important to me that it’s not more of the first movie.
It’s a totally different movie. Now, when you see the trailer, you can feel it. It’s a different tone, look, feel, world, and context. That was what important to me. This is its own standalone story that, of course, is also a continuation of our characters and their linear line. It’s just its own movie with its own very different feel.”
“Wonder Woman 1984” opens August 14th 2020.