Wonder Woman 3 being fast tracked with Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins attached

GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman in the action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.. Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ ™ & © DC Comics
GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman in the action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.. Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ ™ & © DC Comics /

In the wake of Wonder Woman 1984’s success, Warner Brothers announces that a third film in the franchise will be fast-tracked in development.

Sequel Wonder Woman 1984 may have generated mixed opinions among critics and fans in the wake of its theatrical (and HBO Max) debut this weekend, but its financial success – particularly during a pandemic- has assured will be getting a third film in the franchise.

According to Deadline, Wonder Woman 3 is now being fast-tracked at Warner Brothers. The announcement comes in the wake of the news that the film has racked up over an $85 million worldwide debut. ($16.7 million of that is domestic sales, plus countless new holiday HBO Max subscriptions.)

In normal times, that number would generally be seen as a complete failure if not a general disaster. But in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it was enough for Warner Bros. to greenlight another sequel.

Best news: Both star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins are slated to return for the third film.

“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 to continue her story with our real-life Wonder Women – Gal and Patty – who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy,” said Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

According to Warner Media, over half of HBO Max’s current subscriber base viewed the film on the day of its release.

“Wonder Woman 1984 broke records and exceeded our expectations across all of our key viewing and subscriber metrics in its first 24 hours on the service, and the interest and momentum we’re seeing indicates this will likely continue well beyond the weekend,” said Andy Forssell, executive vice president and general manager, WarnerMedia Direct-to-Consumer.

“During these very difficult times, it was nice to give families the option of enjoying this uplifting film at home, where theatre viewing wasn’t an option.”

Obviously, we have no idea what sort of story Wonder Woman 3 might involve. But, since the franchise is one of the first featuring a female lead, this is a tremendously big deal.

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