Wonder Woman 1984 may have fizzled out when it released, and with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom releasing this month; a lot of fans are looking back at the Snyder-era of movies that was once known as the DCEU.
While a lot of fans admittedly didn’t “get” WW84, director Patty Jenkins has been thankful to those who appreciate the film after all this time and says it was always meant to be a Christmas movie. She posts:
I love that you and others are thinking of it as a Christmas movie now. It was to us, and I hope it brings joy in another dark year, for those that watch it. ❤️❤️ https://t.co/6zMlJpoguv
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) December 26, 2023
With the first Wonder Woman being a superhero period piece like Captain America: The First Avenger, the movie received a lot of praise for presenting young women with an icon that can stand on her own against a male-dominated comic book movie franchise.
A lot of hype was building up for the sequel, but after the pandemic hit, and release dates got shuffled; Wonder Woman 1984 ended up having a mixed reception. Whether it’s the lighter tone or the insistence in bringing Chris Pine back, WW84 just didn’t manage to capture the audience like the first movie did.
Even if that was the case, Jenkins was set to work on a third movie, but she had decided to walk out after several notes from the studio heads—which were also going through their own shake-up on their own.
We don’t know what James Gunn and Peter Safran have planned for Wonder Woman moving forward, but personally I would love to see Gal Gadot in one more movie before they replace her. Fingers crossed.
No release date has been set for the next Wonder Woman film.