The first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 dropped last weekend, leaving fans excited and with a few questions. Chief amongst them: how is Steve Trevor alive?
We’re all ready to see Diana back in action for the sequel and this hype has apparently infected the filmmakers, as well. Director Patty Jenkins announced at Brazil’s CCXP that the story for a third installment is already planned out.
2017’s Wonder Woman was a critical and financial hit; the first entry of the DCEU to be so well received. Warner Bros. quickly ordered a sequel, so it makes total sense for the writers to be confident enough for a third outing.
While Jenkins and her creative team have the next film thought out, she admits nothing is set in stone.
“We actually already know the whole story to it. It’s just a matter of, will we change our minds, and when.”
The director also says she thinks it’s “important to give it a little rest in between.” This artistic integrity is admirable. Jenkins must recognize that this is a moneymaker and a crowd pleaser but she chooses to take the time to ensure quality.
Wonder Woman easily stands alongside Superman and Batman as one of DC’s holy trinity. While not as popular as the other two, she may be a leader of the DCEU now. Affleck left as Batman and there’s still no sign of a Man of Steel sequel. Could Diana Prince become the Tony Stark of this universe?
She’s got the name recognition and one of the best movies of the line up. And with this sequel, she will have made the most DCEU appearances of all the heroes.
Wonder Woman 1984 wasn’t the only DC sequel discussed at CCXP this year. A follow up to Shazam! was also announced. The critical response to these characters, along with that of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, demonstrates that success can often come from the unlikeliest of places.