Folks, Wonder Woman 3 is officially being fast-tracked. Warner Bros. announced the news in the early hours of Monday morning, crediting it to Wonder Woman 1984‘s performance at the Box Office.
Gal Gadot will return in the titular role as Wonder Woman, otherwise known as Diana Prince, alongside Patty Jenkins, who will write and direct the final film in the superhero trilogy.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Wonder Woman 1984 opened to USD$16.7 million across the States, which Warner Bros. said is the best weekend debut since the pandemic started. Globally, the film has racked up a tight USD$68.3 million.
The sequel also debuted on HBO Max in the US, where heading to the cinema just isn’t an option for some people.
“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,” Warner Bros. Film boss Toby Emmerich said in a statement.
Warner Bros. said the third film will have a traditional theatrical release. One can only hope, hey?
Wonder Woman 1984 is in cinemas now.
It costars Kristen Wiig as the baddie Cheetah, my boo Pedro Pascal as businessman Max Lord, and Chris Pine as ol’ mate Steve Trevor.
The threequel aside, Wonder Woman will next appear in director Zack Snyder‘s four-hour cut of Justice League. You can either watch it in four one-hour segments, or inhale the entire thing at once.
Synder unleashed a teaser during this year’s virtual DC FanDome convention in August, which features Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and Lois Lane (Amy Adams).
The film will be released on HBO Max in 2021.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) November 17, 2020