It looks like our wish has come true, or mostly: A “Wonder Woman” sequel is in the works and its director, Patty Jenkins, is involved.
But there’s a catch: She’s not officially the director yet.
In a profile on Warner Bros. head Toby Emmerich for Variety, the studio chief confirmed that Jenkins is already working on a sequel to the studio’s smash hit.
According to the story, the sequel is planned to take place in the past but not during World War I, which was the period for the first movie.
Keeping things close to the vest, Emmerich coyly said in the story, “It will take place somewhere between 1917 and 2017.”
Variety also spoke to DC Films heads Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, and Johns chimed in about the sequel plans.
“Patty and I are writing the treatment right now,” Johns said. “The goal is to make another great ‘Wonder Woman’ film. I had a blast making it with Patty the first time. We’ve got a cool idea for the second one.”
But neither story says that Jenkins is signed on as the director. At the moment she’s involved only with writing the treatment. A source told Business Insider that it is still to be determined if Jenkins will direct the sequel.
“Wonder Woman” has grossed over $570 million worldwide to date.
Warner Bros. did not immediately reply to Business Insider’s request for comment.