Now that the first trailer for the film has once again driven interest in Wonder Woman 1984 back to fever pitch, it seems right to hear from one of the key people behind it – co-writer/director Patty Jenkins – about making the current movie and her plans for the future.
Let’s address the latter point first – Jenkins already has ideas for where Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince will go next. “We already have it all mapped out,” she tells Deadline. “it’s just a matter of will we change our minds and when.”
But if that sparks hope in your heart that they might crack on with another movie straight away, cool your (invisible) jets. “I think what we don’t want to do is do it back to back,” Jenkins continues. “It’s been great doing these two movies back to back, but I think it’s important to give it a little rest in between — and I like doing other things in between. And Gal has other things to do. I never want to make decisions too far in advance. We have to see if we both feel like making the movie we think we want to make when the moment comes.”
Solarmovie As for making the current film, due out in June next year, Jenkins pushed for a vibe that felt in keeping with the ’80s setting. “I want it to feel like you’re seeing a movie in the ’80s so we did almost all of our stunts, our fights practically,” she says. “We have some of the most extensive, incredible wire work that was, that nobody’s ever done before because no one has ever tried.” That included consulting with Cirque de Soleil. And it pushed Gadot, too.
“It was a lot of work and we’ve tried to make it our own with new fresh things that were never done before… And there’s something about our anticipation to share it with the world because it’s been a long, incredible journey for us.”
For more from both the director and star, head to Deadline’s site.