With a $100+ million opening weekend, the Wonder Woman movie is now all but assured a sequel. Star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins are both already signed on for a second Wonder Woman film, and an April 2017 Entertainment Weekly interview with Jenkins reveals that were one to take place:
She can’t give away many story details, but does say it would be set in America. “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.”
With that framework, we began buzzing about just what we’d like to see Diana do in America and what we’d like the second film to remedy. No spoilers for the movie in the article. (Spoilers in the comments, though!)
- An adventure with a team of women; and more women of color, please!
- Post WWI: Would Diana plug in to the suffragette movement? Or possibly even start it? (And how would she feel about flappers?)
- What was Diana up to during World War II? (i.e. the “Why couldn’t she stomp Hitler?” question. Captain America was frozen in ice, but what about Diana?)
- Maybe she was undercover with the codebreakers at Bletchley Park?
- Post WWII: Would Wonder Woman run afoul of the House Un-American Activities Committee?
- Does Diana have a role in the U.S. civil rights era of the 1960s and 70s? Would she want a role?
- Is Diana the secret reason why the Cold War never became hot? (Wonder Woman stopping a nuke would be pretty exciting.)
These questions are, of course, off the top of our head. How do you see Wonder Woman interacting with U.S. history in the 20th century?