Only days after Patty Jenkins signed on the dotted line to jump on board the Wonder Woman train after its runaway success, a move which made her the highest paid female director of all time, comes the news that The Expendables co-writer, Dave Callaham has also now joined the writing team.
With Jenkins down to now direct, produce and co-write the sequel, plans are falling into place quickly. Whilst Jenkins has already been sat firmly at the writing table with Geoff Johns over the past few months thrashing out the treatment, Callaham now comes in to pen the script, bringing to life their vision of what now is one of the most anticipated sequels to come out of the DCEU universe.
Although the plot line is being kept top secret, Jenkins has already hinted at her vision for the next episode in the saga – taking the story several decades into the future with a setting in the 80’s cold war with a possible new prop in the form of the female hero’s invisible jet making an appearance. It’s also been hinted that Chris Pine could very well return as Steve Trevor even though his character didn’t exactly make it out alive in the conclusion of the first movie.
Callaham and Jenkins have previously worked together on her project Jackpot, an adaptation of the novel from Jo Nesbo which was initially due to be Jenkins next outing before Wonder Woman. Callaham is previously known for his work on the 2014 version of Godzilla and has been working on Universal’s reboot of The Wolfman, a picture that will fall under their new cinematic monsters universe.