Wonder Woman 1984 is out and kicking. The reviews started off well, but they’ve tapered off. As for verdict of the fans, they are divided. Some of them are loving the film, while the others are calling it disappointing sequel. But, will these mixed reviews become a hindrance for Wonder Woman 3? Will Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins for a third Wonder Woman movie? These are the questions that the future will answer. But for now, Gal Gadot has left us all with a bit of hope.
She is certainly open to return for Wonder Woman 3. But there’s a catch. In a recent interview with Variety, she was asked about the potential for the third solo film in the franchise, and here’s what she had to say: “I don’t know. We don’t talk about it yet. We have no idea. You never know. I would love to do another one if the story is great and with Patty of course. But I don’t know. We’ll have to wait and see.”
So, the catch is that Gadot will only return for a third one if Patty Jenkins comes back with a good enough story. And for that to happen, all the Wonder Woman fans will have to wait for quite a while. Patty Jenkins is set to direct a Cleopatra movie with Gal Gadot. And, then she’d come up with the new Star Wars movie, Rogue Squadron in December 2023. Only after that could she return for Wonder Woman 3. So, we shouldn’t expect the threequel at least until 2025.
Maybe this break between part 2 and 3 might be good for the third film in the trilogy. The one thing we’re certain of is that WW3 will happen with a new cast. It is probably going to be set in the present day, after the events of Justice League, Aquaman 2, The Flash, and Shazam!: Fury of the Gods. So, with the new timeline, it is understandable that Steve Trevor may not return. And neither will the others from part 1 or part 2.
It remains to be seen whether Wonder Woman 1984 is going to be a profitable venture with WB’s new release pattern, as that could play a role in determining the future of the franchise. But even if Wonder Woman 1984 doesn’t show as much profitability as its predecessor, we’re certain that Wonder Woman 3 will definitely happen because it’s still one of the bigger IPs that WB holds.
Update: Warner Bros. has officially announced Wonder Woman 3 just two days after Wonder Woman 1984‘s HBO Max release. Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich told Variety that the third film will return to its theatrical release pattern:
“As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984, we are excited to be able continue her story with our real life Wonder Women – Gal and Patty – who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy.”
Considering that the threequel has been announced so soon, there’s a chance that it might happen before Rogue Squadron and/or the Cleopatra movie. But, the aforementioned timeline of 2025 is also possible. So, let’s see how things turn out.