A third Wonder Woman movie is officially in the works, with director Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot both expected to return. The news comes after the second installment in the trilogy, Wonder Woman 1984, hit HBO Max and select cinemas on December 25. The sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman was delayed a number of times due to the pandemic, before it was announced last month that it would be released simultaneously in cinemas and on the streaming service. Within days of the film’s debut, it was announced that Diana Prince will be heading back for Wonder Woman 3.
Warner Bros. Pictures announced that they would be fast-tracking the development on the third – and final film, which has “easily conquered the holiday weekend, exceeding box office projections as the top post-pandemic domestic opening weekend for any feature film this year.”
“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 continue her story with our real life Wonder Women – Gal and Patty – who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy,” Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said. Almost half of HBO Max’s retail subscribers viewed the film on the day of its arrival, as well as millions of wholesale subscribers who have access to HBO Max via a cable, wireless, or other partner services.
“Wonder Woman 1984 broke records and exceeded our expectations across all of our key viewing and subscriber metrics in its first 24 hours on the service, and the interest and momentum we’re seeing indicates this will likely continue well beyond the weekend,” said Andy Forssell, Executive Vice President and General Manager, WarnerMedia Direct-to-Consumer. “During these very difficult times, it was nice to give families the option of enjoying this uplifting film at home, where theater viewing wasn’t an option.”
Wonder Woman 1984 fast forwards to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her riding lightning across the sky, donning wings of gold, and chasing a dream while in pursuit of two new formidable foes: Max Lord and the Cheetah.
This new chapter in the Wonder Woman story finds Diana Prince living quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s – an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all. Though she’s come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile, curating ancient artefacts and only performing her super heroic acts incognito. But now, Diana will have to step directly into the spotlight and muster all her wisdom, strength and courage in order to save mankind from a world of its own making. The film also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as the Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.