“Wonder Woman” became a critical and commercial success in 2017, making over $US800 million worldwide and scoring an impressive 92% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
That guaranteed that a sequel would be made, despite the underwhelming box office and critical reception of “Justice League,” which also starred the superheroine.
To “Wonder Woman”‘s advantage, it was mostly removed from the DC Extended Universe thanks to its period setting, and it seems the sequel will follow a similar path.
It’s been reported for some time that the “Wonder Woman” sequel would be set in the Cold War-era 1980s, but Warner Bros. confirmed as such by revealing the film’s title this week: “Wonder Woman 1984.”
But what else can we expect?
Below is everything we know so far about the “Wonder Woman” sequel:
It’s set for release on November 1, 2019.
On Wednesday, Warner Bros. revealed that the title is “Wonder Woman 1984,” which confirms the 1980s setting.
Warner Bros. released the image above on Wednesday to celebrate the start of production on the film.
Warner Bros. and Jenkins also confirmed that Chris Pine will be returning as Steve Trevor.
Trevor died at the end of the first movie and the sequel is set decades later, so it remains to be seen how he’ll return. The image above is from the start of production on the sequel. Jenkins also tweeted the image:
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 13, 2018
Star Gal Gadot is returning to the title role.
Director Patty Jenkins is also returning for the sequel.
Franchise newcomer Kristen Wiig will play the villain Cheetah.
Jenkins confirmed Wiig for the sequel in March. The character first appeared in the comics in the 1940s and is one of Wonder Woman’s greatest foes. There have been many variations of Cheetah throughout the years, but the most recent is Barbara Minerva, an archaeologist who is transformed into a cheetah-like being through an ancient African ritual.
Actor Pedro Pascal of Netflix’s “Narcos” will also join the sequel in an undisclosed role.
TV’s original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, might play a role.
Carter told Megyn Kelly in April that she has talked to Jenkins about possibly appearing in the film.