The working title for Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman sequel has been revealed, and it seems to refer to the movie’s new villain – Circe.
After Wonder Woman was snubbed by the Academy Awards, following months of discussion around the topic, the team behind the franchise are moving on, as they gear up to principal photography for the film’s sequel.
While not much is known about the story or production of Wonder Woman 2, it has been reported that they are once again set to film in the UK this summer. Screen Rant revealed last year in an exclusive piece, that much like the original, the sequel will also be a period piece, this time set in the Cold War. It has also been rumoured that Chris Pine will return, despite Steve Trevor having died in the first film.
Omega Underground has today reported that Wonder Woman 2’s working title is Magic Hour – and while this doesn’t sound significant, it may be in reference to the sequel’s villain, Circe. Based on the mythological Greek figure of the same name, the character has been a recurring foe for Wonder Woman since she debuted in 1949, in Wonder Woman Vol. 1, Issue 37.
In the comics, she has a similar set of powers to the Amazonian princess, however, she also has a good command of sorcery, and a liking of transforming people into animals.
Patty Jenkins is set to direct and co-write the sequel, alongside Geoff Johns and Dave Callaham, so we can expect the same thoughtful attention that made the first film so successful and empowering to be repeated in Wonder Woman 2. Star Gal Gadot has expressed her desire to explore more of Diana’s values in the sequel, so perhaps this will feature in the story.
Wonder Woman 2 is slated for release on November 1st, 2019.