Warner Bros have announced that Gal Gadot will be returning to play the titular superhero in the sequel.
By Grossing more than $389 million at the US box office, Wonder Woman has been one of this summer’s biggest blockbusters. It was no surprise that Gal Gadot would be donning her cape once again, and returning to our screens as the Amazonian princess. Here’s everything we know about the sequel so far:
Screen Rant are also reporting that Chris Pine will be returning, although it’s not entirely clear how, given the ending of ‘Wonder Woman’.
The Hollywood Reporter have also revealed that Kirsten Wiig is in talks to play the villain in the next film. She’s in discussion to play the Cheetah, a major antagonist to Wonder Woman in the comic books.
What about the production staff?
Director of the first movie, Patty Jenkins, will be returning for the sequel. Jenkins told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s a beautiful story to tell, an important time to tell it and with people that I love.”
DC Films’ co-chairman Geoff Johns has confirmed that he’d be involved, telling Yahoo Movies: “I’m working right now on the ‘Wonder Woman 2’ script. I just started”
Initial reports suggested Gadot would not be involved in a sequel if Brett Ratner remained in the franchise. Ratner has been the subject of sexual assault allegations made against him. However, Warner Bros. has stated that Gadot will appear regardless of Ratner’s involvement.
Any idea of the plot?
Director Patty Jenkins has shared some ideas of what she’d like to happen in the sequel. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly she said: “The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right, she’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”
The film could be set in 1980s, with Screen Rant reporting that the next film will be another “historical adventure”, but this time see Diana up against the forces of the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
In an interview with Variety‘s Playback podcast, Jenkins said the second film will feature another “great love story”.
“I did very much thematically want to get to love – because that’s what she stands for – and the complexity of what we’re facing,” she said of the first film. “These were big themes, like [Wonder Woman] stands for love and truth, which is particularly important right now.” Adding: “it’s got great fun from the start and great big superhero presence from the start, and is funny and a great love story again, and a couple new unbelievable characters who I’m so excited about, who are very different than were in the last movie.”
Is there a trailer yet?
No trailer has been revealed yet
What will it be called?
It’s expected the sequel will simply be called Wonder Woman II – after the production team held up a flash card with those words on it, during the 2017 Wonder Woman panel at Comic Con.
When will ‘Wonder Woman 2’ be released?
It was initially billed for December 13, 2019, but it’s since been moved forward to November 1, 2019.