Shortly after Wonder Woman 1984, which came out last week, we have some news to report about the next film in the franchise. Simply put, Warner Bros. is keen to bring another sequel to the world and has taken some steps in that direction. According to reports, WB today signed Gal Gadot as the title character and filmmaker Patty Jenkins as the writer / director for the upcoming trilogy. Exciting news for fans of the series, that’s for sure. Read on for more, but remember, this is literally just the first word on a Wonder Woman 3.
According to Variety, Gadot and Jenkins are on board to return for Wonder Woman 3. The former was almost certain, although the latter had mentioned she wasn’t sure she would be back. Especially with her upcoming work on Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, it was a question. Well, that question has now been answered. At least they plan to finish a trilogy for WB. More to come, but there’s another episode of Wonder Woman in our future …
Here’s a bit from her report:
Diana Prince is officially returning to the big screen for a third “Wonder Woman” film. Warner Bros. has accelerated the development of another part of the DC Comics franchise. Gal Gadot returned as the title character and Patty Jenkins returned to write and direct the final entry in the superhero trilogy.
The announcement follows the release of Wonder Woman 1984, the studio’s superhero sequel, which debuted on the company’s streaming service and select theaters on Christmas Day.
Warner Bros. said the third Wonder Woman film will have a traditional theatrical release.
“As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince and drive the powerful opening performance of ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, we’re excited to continue her story with our real Wonder Women – Gal and Patty – who will return to close the long planned theater trilogy, ”said Toby Emmerich, head of Warner Bros.
Although many chose to watch “Wonder Woman 1984” at home, the film nonetheless made for surprisingly robust ticket sales – at least for pandemic times. Wonder Woman 1984 raised $ 16.7 million in 2,100 North American theaters in the best opening weekend of the coronavirus era to date. In terms of HBO Max viewers, the studio said nearly half of the platform’s retail subscribers saw the film on Friday, with millions more viewed via cable or wireless access. HBO Max, which launched in May, currently has 12.6 million active users.
“Wonder Woman 1984 broke records in the first 24 hours of service, exceeding our expectations for all of its major ad and subscriber metrics. The interest and momentum we’re seeing suggest this is likely well above that Weekend will stop. ” said Andy Forssell, director of direct customer operations for WarnerMedia. “In these very difficult times, it was nice to be able to give families the opportunity to enjoy this uplifting movie at home where going to the theater wasn’t an option.”
Nothing is known about the last chapter of the “Wonder Woman” trilogy. In the sequel, which had been delayed several times in the wake of the pandemic, Kristen Wiig could be seen as the vicious cheetah, Pedro Pascal as the exaggerated businessman Max Lord and Chris Pine as Diana’s love interest Steve Trevor.
Stay tuned for more …