The Gal Gadot-starring sequel is currently scheduled for release in 2019
Director Patty Jenkins has teased new details about the storyline of Wonder Woman 2.
The filmmaker has signed on to helm the DC superhero sequel and will be reunited with leading lady Gal Gadot on the project.
In an interview with Variety‘s Playback podcast, Jenkins said the second film will feature another “great love story”.
“I did very much thematically want to get to love – because that’s what she stands for – and the complexity of what we’re facing,” she said of the first film. “These were big themes, like [Wonder Woman] stands for love and truth, which is particularly important right now.”
Going on to discuss the themes she has plotted out for Wonder Woman 2, Jenkins said: “It’s really still going to other values of hers, and a similar formula in so far as making a great, enjoyable fun movie, but that ultimately in its third act turns some very big issues, and a very big experience that will aim to have slightly more weight and profundity than it has to have.
“Because that’s a formula that I really like, and I like the idea of taking somebody on a very solid, great journey, but that arrives at a bigger question being answered.”
She added: “So it’s like that, but because she is Wonder Woman and she’s here now and she’s fully developed, it’s got great fun from the start and great big superhero presence from the start, and is funny and a great love story again, and a couple new unbelievable characters who I’m so excited about, who are very different than were in the last movie.”
Wonder Woman 2 has already been confirmed to be set in the ’80s and possess a Cold War narrative. It will be released in cinemas on November 1, 2019.