Diana of Themyscira isn’t taking a bow just yet! According to Variety, a third Wonder Woman film is in the works at Warner Bros. Patty Jenkins will return to direct and write the Gal Gadot-led superhero flick.
Now, Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to the wildly popular 2017 movie, just had a dual release on HBO Max and in select theaters on Christmas Day. As was expected, most folks decided to stay home to watch Wonder Woman 1984. But it still managed to rake in decent money from theaters. Variety reports that the flick amassed $16.7 million from 2,100 North American theaters. It’s the best opening weekend for a film during the pandemic.
Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich had this to say regarding the upcoming third installment:
As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984, we are excited to be able to continue her story with our real life Wonder Women — Gal and Patty — who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy.
The studio revealed that the film will see a full theatrical release.
Wonder Woman 1984 had a rough start. After numerous delays due to the ensuing COVID-19 pandemic, the sequel finally debuted on December 25. It stars Gadot as our titular heroine. Additional stars include Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Cheetah and Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord. So far, the movie has garnered mixed reviews. However, the general consensus seems to be that watching Diana Prince kick ass is a welcome respite from 2020.
Nothing else is known about the third film at this time. You can watch Gadot as Diana of Themyscira in 2021’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The “Snyder Cut” is essentially a four-part miniseries that’ll air on HBO Max.
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