Wonder Woman hit theaters on Friday (June 2) and it’s already made a major splash at the box office, so it’s clearly time to start talking about a sequel!
According to Entertainment Weekly, the female superhero flick grossed $100.5 million during its opening weekend, which is a major win for the new movie, which stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (aka Diana, princess of the Amazons).
While a second installment of the movie isn’t yet a go, during an interview back in April with Entertainment Weekly, director Patty Jenkins revealed that already has some ideas in mind for for Wonder Woman’s next mission — and it would feature on big change.
According to Jenkins, her dream sequel would not take place in the U.K. like the first movie.
So where will Wonder Woman go next — assuming she gets to put on her wristbands and grab her lasso once more? America, obviously!
“The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right,” Jenkins previously told Entertainment Weekly. “She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”
Warner Bros. has not spoken out about the potential second film or any other comments about the future franchise just yet, but given the great box office numbers, we imagine it won’t be long before a sequel gets the greenlight.
If Wonder Woman does get another big screen order, Jenkins plans to keep her cast as close to the original as possible, which we definitely think is a good idea.
“I had this revelation in the middle of the night: this is your dream cast, you’ve created a character that you love and you can say anything you want in the world right now,” she explained to the publication.
She also revealed that she is SO ready for Wonder Woman 2, and let’s be honest the world could use a little more of this hero.
“Then I realized that Wonder Woman 2 is its own great movie. I made Wonder Woman. Now I want to make Wonder Woman 2. It’s a beautiful story to tell, an important time to tell it and with people that I love,” she said.
We couldn’t agree more!
Wonder Woman is currently in theaters nationwide, so check it out now!