After the long-delayed release of last week’s Wonder Woman 1984, Warner Brothers is officially greenlighting a third, and final, film centering around the Amazon warrior.
Variety is reporting that Patty Jenkins will be back as a writer and director of the third installment, which will once again star Gal Gadot.
Wonder Woman 1984 (which also starred Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah and Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord) hit theaters and the home screens of HBO Max subscribers on Christmas Day. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie made $16.7 million in the US over the holiday weekend with $85 million globally and over 6 million HBO Max subscribers viewed the film over the weekend from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
The movie exceeded expectations and Warner Brothers executives say they believe that trend will continue beyond the opening weekend.
Variety quoted Andy Forssell, head of WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer business as saying, “During these very difficult times, it was nice to give families the option of enjoying this uplifting film at home, where theater viewing wasn’t an option.”
What the third Wonder Woman will be about is still unknown as is a timeline for its release. The character will appear in Zak Snyder’s Justice League (scheduled for 2021) as a four-part cut on HBO Max.
Jenkins is set to direct the Star Wars film Rogue Squadron, to be released in 2023, while both Jenkins and Gadot are working on the film Cleopatra.
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