The sequel will be out in November 2019.
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:
- The release date of the movie has been pushed back 7 months to summer 2020
Has there been any news on the cast?
Warner Bros have announced that Gal Gadot will be returning to play the titular superhero in the sequel.
Screen Rant are also reporting that Chris Pine will be returning, which has now been confirmed by Warner Bros. What his role will be is unclear though, given the end of Wonder Woman.
Kirsten Wiig was confirmed to be playing the villain Cheetah in the new movie on March 9.
Confirmed on Twitter by Jenkins, the director wrote: “So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It’s true. So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family. Can’t wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned.”
Wiig’s character was first introduced to the Wonder Woman comic books in 1943, but the most famous iteration of the character arrived in 1987 as Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva.
Pedro Pascal has also been cast in the film, but his exact role has been kept under wraps. There’s been speculation about who his character could be – some are saying Maxwell Lord, an influential character in the Justice League’s formation, while some reckon it could be Zeus, Wonder Woman’s father. Check out the picture below and make your own mind up.
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.”
Has filming for Wonder Woman 2 begun?
Yes. Gal Gadot has been spotted on set – in full costume – with Chris Pine in Washington DC. She was seen, attached to ropes, flying through the air down a busy street.
Is there a trailer yet?
No trailer has been revealed yet.
What will it be called?
Warner Bros have announced the film will be called Wonder Woman 1984.
It was expected the sequel would 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.
Have we seen any photos from it?
Yes. Warner Bros have released two images from the movie, including one that shows the return of Steve Trevor, and another of Diana Prince in front of a wall of TVs. Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins have also shared pictures on Twitter.
Now, a first look at Kristen Wiig’s role in Wonder Woman 1984 has also been shared. The actor appears in the middle of a room full of mostly animal-related objects in a red jumper and grey skirt. Posting the image on Twitter, Patty Jenkins wrote: “Enter Barbara Minerva…” Minerva is the name of Wiig’s character before she is transformed into Cheetah.
When will ‘Wonder Woman 2’ be released?
It was initially billed for December 13, 2019 and then it was moved forward to November 1, 2019. However, now a push-back has happened.
The movie was supposed to be released 35 years after it’s title date, but it will now debit 36 years later. The new release date is now June 5, 2020.
In a statement, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein said: “We had tremendous success releasing the first Wonder Woman film during the summer so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did. This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.”
Gadot also tweeted news of the new release date to her fans.