Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. are fast-tracking development on a third Wonder Woman, with Gal Gadot returning as Diana Prince and Patty Jenkins returning to write and direct the concluding entry in the superhero trilogy.
The official synopsis for the latest entry, Wonder Woman 1984, is as follows:
In 1984, during the Cold War, Diana comes into conflict with two formidable foes, media businessman Maxwell Lord and friend-turned-enemy Barbara Minerva aka Cheetah, while reuniting with her World War I lover, Steve Trevor.
Toby Emmerich, chief of Warner Bros., released a statement saying:
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.
Andy Forssell, head of WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer business, released a statement saying:
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. During these very difficult times, it was nice to give families the option of enjoying this uplifting film at home, where theatre viewing wasn’t an option.
The film has earned $16.7m at the North American weekend box office, over $68m at the international box office since its release a week ago in most international territories and in regards to the streaming service of HBO Max, Warner Bros. have said that nearly half of the platform’s subscribers watched the film on Christmas Day, with millions more viewing through cable or wireless access.
The second film, Wonder Woman 1984, has proven to be divisive amongst critics and audiences alike, with some enjoying the continuation of Diana Prince as a character, whilst others didn’t enjoy the mixed tones over the course of the film.