Director Patty Jenkins Wants A Modern Wonder Woman Sequel

The Hollywood Reporter recently ran a piece on Wonder Woman Director, Patty Jenkins. It was revealed that she and star Gal Gadot are contractually signed for a sequel, which will be a modern-day take on the character. Gadot also discussed her role in the film. Here are some highlights:

On her career ambitions: “What I never want to do is start phoning it in and making things just to show that I can keep my foot in the door and do big movies. I don’t care about that at all. I just want to make great movies. And that could come from any direction. It might be a $10 million movie or it might be $200 million movie.”

On seeing a little of herself in Diana: “I have an aggressive streak of my own. I grew up in a family of fighter pilots, and I have a real kindred spirit to that kind of fast-moving aggression and momentum.”

On if a big budget film is any different: “My last two TV pilots — Exposed and Betrayal — were over $10 million each. But you only shoot for eight or 10 days, so it’s actually the same budget per day as what I was working on with Wonder Woman. Obviously, Wonder Woman is a bigger budget expanded throughout, but I feel like every experience I’ve had has been exactly the same from my short film to Wonder Woman, which is, you have 20 percent too little money for what you’re trying to do.”