After the first one smashed box office records into smithereens, Warner Bros. has confirmed that Wonder Woman 2 will indeed be a reality, releasing the news today at San Diego’s Comic-Con.
Wonder Woman is already the third biggest Warner Bros. movie of all time, trailing only The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. It’s also the highest-grossing live action film by a female director, which should silence any male suspicions that women can’t make a good superhero film.
Gal Gadot will obviously be reprising her role as Diana Prince, and director Patty Jenkins previously revealed some teasers regarding the then-unconfirmed film. From EW:
“The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right,” she previously told EW. “She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.” The filmmaker added, “I realized that Wonder Woman 2 is its own great movie. I made Wonder Woman. Now I want to make Wonder Woman 2. It’s a beautiful story to tell, an important time to tell it and with people that I love.”
Warner Bros. Pictures President and CCO Toby Emmerich has also said that the sequel will be set in the past, but not during World War 1, though it will take place sometime between World War 1 and present day. Screen Rant has a little more information, reporting that the film “will be set in the 1980s and see Diana take on the Soviet Union in the dying days of the Cold War.”
The outlet also reports that Chris Pine, aka The Good Chris, will return as Steve Trevor, which will be challenging since [SPOILER] he almost definitely died a fiery death in the original.
If it were up to me, this one would be set in Seattle in the ’90s, with Diana spending the first half of the movie jamming with Mudhoney before taking on Saddam Hussein. Make it so, Hollywood.