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Wonder Woman 1984 had officially come out on HBO Max this Christmas, and though the film had gotten rave reviews before the premiere, it was met with a mixed reception from the audience. Either way, it looks like WB is ready to push forward with Patty Jenkins’ vision for the character.
According to Variety, Wonder Woman 3 is officially a go with Jenkins once again attached to direct. WB head Toby Emmerich says:
“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.”
We don’t really know what kind of story Jenkins has in mind for the third film, but it is rumoured to take place in the present era this time around. With the DCEU timeline kind of messed up, it’s great to finally have the main story push forward.
While I thought that Wonder Woman 1984 is a good kids’ movie, I think it kind of fails as a follow-up to the original Wonder Woman which was kind of more serious and sparing when it came to the more campy elements. For now, fans are pointing fingers that WW84’s failure was largely due to a script from Geoff Johns, and fans are hoping that Jenkins finds someone who would write a movie for Diana that would be fun for kids, but enjoyable for adults as well—just like the Marvel movies.
No release date has been set for Wonder Woman 3, but you can catch WW84 now on HBO Max and theaters.