There’s a new writer joining the team writing the sequel to Wonder Woman, currently called WONDER WOMAN 2, and sadly, it’s not a woman.
Dave Callaham, best known as the co-writer of The Expendables, will be joining recently confirmed director Patty Jenkins and DC Comics President Geoff Johns to write the second adventure for Warner Bros’ Amazon warrior princess, played by Gal Gadot.
Nothing is known about the sequel other than it might be set in America during the Cold War with Jenkins and Johns having already been working on a treatment for the past few months.
Warner Bros. has already set a release date for the anticipated sequel for Dec. 13, 2019 — just one week before the recently moved Star Wars Episode IX — so they’ll want to move forward quickly with the writing process so that Jenkins can start filming next year.
Besides helping to create the concept of The Expendables, Callaham got a story credit on the 2014 Godzilla remake, and he’s also worked on Universal’s latest reboot of The Wolfman. He’s also the writer and exec. producer of Amazon’s series Jean Claude Van Johnson.
Jenkins chose to bring Callaham into the group having worked with him on an English language adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s Jackpot, which she was going to direct before accepting the Wonder Woman gig.
The Hollywood Reporter initially broke the news.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor