We discuss whether there will be a The Wonder 2, a sequel to the Netflix film The Wonder, and will contain spoilers.
Set in The Irish Midlands in 1862, The Wonder follows the story of a young girl who stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright (Florence Pugh) is brought to a tiny village to observe eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell (Kíla Lord Cassidy). Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Director Sebastián Leilo crafts a dark piece that pits science and blind faith against each other. Even though it occurred in the 1800s, the conversation remains relevant today. Whether it’s blind faith in what God has created or the scientific fact of what has been studied for decades, the conversation of autonomy over one’s body is always meaningful. The way Leilo and cinematographer Ari Wegner captured the unsettling atmosphere through their incredible visuals and direction made these ideas appear differently to audiences.
The moments between Pugh and Lord Cassidy together in young Anna’s room are possibly the best in the film because of their conversations. Nurse Wright has lost a great deal herself and questions if there even is a higher being out there.
How can there be if she has lost so much around her, including herself? We see glimpses of Wright’s struggle, and it forces the audience to connect the pieces as to why she is so determined to save young Anna. In return, Anna is so involved in her faith that she doesn’t understand the social cues from Wright.
The technical aspects of this film are what hold it together, including the chilling score by Matthew Herbert. However, the script, which is adapted by Alice Birch and Emma Donaghue (who also wrote the book) was a bit too dense. The film suffered from pacing issues and felt overly long to get to the final act. Even though the first half was set up to be a compelling narrative, it did suffer as it slowly came to its conclusion.
The Wonder sequel potential release date
As of now, there is no official potential release date for a sequel to The Wonder. The film is adapted from Emma Donaghue’s novel under the same name, and there is no idea for a sequel. In regards to what happens in the film, there could be the potential for her to do more with the story as it becomes meaningful for Nurse Wright. As it is adapted from a novel, there most likely won’t be a sequel in development.
The Wonder sequel cast – who might be in it?
- Florence Pugh
- Kila Lord Cassidy
- Tom Burke
- Niamh Algar
- Elaine Cassidy
- Toby Jones
The Wonder sequel plot: what could The Wonder 2 be about?
The Wonder 2 could very well be about Nurse Wright’s life raising Anna with William Byrne (Tom Burke) in another city. They could show how Wright has embraced motherhood even though she isn’t her biological daughter. But the bond that they shared because she saved her has made their relationship a bit different. It could show a different form of love between a mother and daughter, which would be beautiful to see.