Patty Jenkins Talks Inspiration For 'Wonder Woman 2', Reveals Film's Setting

Wonder Woman? Yeah, it's doing pretty well for itself with $100M domestic and $223M worldwide, the most ever for a female director. Warner Bros. is undoubtedly glowing right now, but soon they'll begin looking forward to what comes next. We know Gal Gadot will show up next in Justice League, and that she and director Patty Jenkins are under contract to return for a sequel which will reportedly be contemporary. Details are going to be scarce for a while, but we do have one more tiny bit of info on it.

Jenkins tells EW that Wonder Woman 2 will take place primarily in America, rather than London and Themyscira, which I'll admit to finding a little disappointing...

“The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right.  She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”

While we know she's obligated to return, Jenkins made it clear that she's given the sequel some thought and is excited for what comes next...

“I’m not a big obligation person when it comes to art. You want to do a movie like this because you believe in it.  Then 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.  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.”

And don't think for a second that the pressure is off. Now it's going to be about proving the first movie wasn't a fluke. But if anybody can handle the pressure it's Jenkins and Gadot. I'm just curious to know what villains she could be facing. Is it too soon to start talking about the return of Dr. Poison? And there HAS to be a Cheetah appearance, right?