As befits the superhero turned feminist icon it centers on, the sequel to Wonder Woman will be the first film to implement the new anti-sexual harassment guidelines released by the Producers Guild Of America.
The news broke during the PGA Awards, which were held on January 20. A correspondent for Vanity Fair posted about the announcement on Twitter.
These preventive measures were formed in response to the reports of rampant sexual harassment, beginning with the New York Times and New Yorker’s exposés on Harvey Weinstein (though his alleged predatory behavior also includes sexual assault and survivor intimidation). As previously described by PGA presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary, the guidelines that are now in place are intended to help create “a culture of respect that starts at the top. Such training takes different forms and styles; make certain that the training you utilize is tailored to your specific production and its needs.” Not only must “all productions comply with federal and state laws regarding harassment,” but anti-sexual harassment training will be provided before production even begins.
Wonder Woman 2, which already broke ground by making Patty Jenkins the highest-paid female director ever, is scheduled for release on November 1, 2019.