Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot talk 'Wonder Woman 3' and Paradise Island spin-off
Patty Jenkins along with Gal Gadot revealed a goodie bag full of consumable nuggets ahead of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Comic Con Experience.
When speaking to press - excerpts can be read here thanks to THR - the duo touched on the film’s runtime which, according to Jenkins, is in “good territory” with the first cut running at 2 hours and 45 minutes. Interestingly, Jenkins didn’t pull any punches when disclosing her desire to make a shorter film by shading a fellow WB/DC filmmaker adding the initial cut “wasn’t like three hours and a half; I’m not that kind of filmmaker.”
Additionally, Gadot disclosed that she suffered multiple spinal injuries as a result of the grueling stunt work. The duo also revealed that 1984 was written with both a trilogy and a spin-off in mind that focuses on the Amazons of Paradise Island:
❝We actually already know the whole story to it,” Jenkins revealed, adding that there’s also a story for a spin-off focusing on the Amazons on the table as well. “It’s just a matter of, will we change our minds, and when [to make it]. I think what we don't want to do is do it back to back. 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.❞
All good things despite a few unknowns. Including whether or not 1984 can meet or exceed ‘Wonder Woman’s’ whopping $820M+ worldwide gross. But if we’re talking Amazon spin-off, I say we turn back the clock for a Robin Wright-led spin-off.
What say you?
Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters June 5, 2020.