Warner Bros. officially announces a sequel to Wonder Woman is in development during their panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The studio kicked off their shared superhero world last spring with the premiere of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which featured the return of Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman and introduced Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman as well as Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman – plus Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Although Batman V Superman wasn’t well received by critics and inspired a divisive reaction among fans, Gadot’s Wonder Woman was a highlight for many, which generated positive buzz for the character’s solo entry that hit theaters earlier this year.
Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman was beloved by critics and fans alike, and has broken records at the box office to become the top-grossing film directed by a woman. Additionally, Wonder Woman became the highest earner in the DCEU at the domestic box office, and only trails behind Batman V Superman at the worldwide box office. As such, rumors of a sequel have been circling for some time, with Jenkins expected to return as director and DC Films’ Geoff Johns revealing he’s working on the script. Now, we have official word on Wonder Woman 2 out of San Diego.
During Warner Bros’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the studio revealed a sequel to Wonder Woman is officially in development as part of the upcoming DCEU slate. Warner Bros. also teased another handful of films for the upcoming DCEU slate during Comic-Con, including Suicide Squad 2, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Green Lantern Corps, and The Flash movie, which has been titled Flashpoint.
While the annoucement of a Wonder Woman sequel likely won’t come as much of a surprise – both because Jenkins’ DCEU debut was so successful and reports surfaced recently that the studio would make the reveal at Comic-Con – but it should still come as a relief to those wondering whether Warner Bros. would follow through on it. Certainly, with so many other DCEU movies in various stages of production or development, it seemed possible a Wonder Woman sequel would be pushed until a much later date. As it is, Wonder Woman 2 likely won’t make its way to theaters until 2020 at the earliest.
Beyond the annoucement that the Wonder Woman sequel is officially apart of Warner Bros’ upcoming DCEU slate, no other information was revealed about the film. Fans may have hoped for a release date annoucement – perhaps one of the two recently slated by Warner Bros. for 2020 – or for Jenkins to officially sign on as the director. Of course, with Wonder Woman 2 unlikely to arrive before 2020, Warner Bros. has plenty of time to hash out the particulars for the film. So, fans can expect more information concerning the Wonder Woman sequel to arrive in the coming months.
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