ET caught up with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins last night at the Palm Springs Film Festival, where Gal Gadot was honored with an award. Jenkins told ET that they’re making a “totally different film” with Wonder Woman 2.
“We’re actually making a totally different film with a lot of the same, similar like things that we love, but it’s its own movie completely, so it’s not ‘two’ to us,” Jenkins said. “It’s an entirely new adventure together that we couldn’t be luckier [to do].”
I think what Jenkins means is it’ll just be another Wonder Woman adventure. Not so much a “2” as in a sequel, because it likely won’t touch on any of the events from the first movie.
Wonder Woman 2 is rumored to take place nearly 70 years after the first movie, during the Cold War in the 1980s, so it makes sense that it’d be its own separate thing without having many references to Wonder Woman.
Jenkins is also hopeful that the original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, will be able to cameo in the new movie.
“We’ll see,” Jenkins said of a cameo. “Lynda is one of the dearest people to us, has been a great mentor and dear friend. And we actually desperately tried to get her in the first one and we had the scheduling that couldn’t work, so she’s always been a part of our Wonder Woman family. We won’t say anything yet, but we certainly—there’s no lack of trying.”