‘Wonder Woman 2’ Adds ‘The Expendables’ Writer To Its Team | Film News
With Patty Jenkins having finally confirmed a big-money deal to direct the Wonder Woman sequel, development on the film can begin, and the rest of the creative team can take shape. The writing team has already made an addition, with The Expendables co-writer Dave Callahan joining Jenkins and Geoff Johns on the writing team for the sequel.
This move makes sense, as Jenkins and Callahan reportedly forged a strong working relationship writing together on Jackpot, an adaptation of a Joe Nesbo novel that was set to be Jenkins’ next film before she landed the Wonder Woman gig. Jenkins and Johns have reportedly been working on the treatment for months, and Callahan will now join the team and pen the script.
Story details are sparse and being kept under wraps right now, but Jenkins has previously stated that she plans to leave the European setting behind and bring her titular heroine to America for an epic film. She also mentioned her desire to explore more of Wonder Woman’s history in the time between the first film and the contemporary setting of the upcoming Justice League film.
Along with his work on The Expendables, Callahan worked on Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla and was recently recruited to write the script for Universal’s The Wolf Man, which is to be a part of their nascent Dark Universe franchise.
With Jenkins finally on board and now Callahan as well, DC will be very happy to have a sequel to their most successful DCEU film quickly into development in order to capitalise on the positive vibes.
They’ll be hoping for good things from Justice League later this year, while Wonder Woman 2 is currently scheduled to open in cinemas December 13, 2019.