UPDATED: ‘Wonder Woman 2’ Set In 1980s, Chris Pine To Return

Wonder WomanNew rumors suggest that Wonder Woman 2 will be a period piece like its predecessor – this time, set in the 1980s. But what’s even more interesting is that Steve Trevor, who we last saw at the end of World War I, will somehow factor into the story.

According to Screen Rant, rumors are currently suggesting that the movie will be set in the 1980s to further fill in the gap between the first Wonder Woman movie and her first live-action appearance in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. As far as the timeline of when the story will actually take place, the rumor is that Diana will face off against the Soviet Union in the waning days of the Cold War – not all dissimilar to the approach that her standalone debut took with World War I. So from the sound of things, Wonder Woman 2 will be the Captain America: The Winter Soldier of the DCEU to Wonder Woman 1‘s Captain America: The First Avenger.

The production team on the sequel will involve a lot of the team that worked on the first. Geoff Johns and Patty Jenkins are working on the script, although the latter has yet to officially sign on as director – though it should be noted that it’s incredibly likely that she’ll be back, from the sound of things. Also set to return is Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, who (SPOILER ALERT) sacrificed his life at the end of the first movie in order to prevent London from being destroyed by chemical warfare, which would have prolonged World War I significantly. How Trevor will return to the movie has not been explained, and this development might actually be a driving question for the story.

Given that Wonder Woman has held incredibly well from weekend to weekend at the box office, has received critical acclaim, and is being seen as the breakthrough hit needed to justify the development of more female-led superhero movies, the movie getting a sequel was an inevitability. Perhaps we’ll learn if these rumors about the sequel are indeed true at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, which will be held a few days from now.

UPDATE: Heroic Hollywood editor-in-chief Umberto Gonzalez has now confirmed that the Wonder Woman sequel will indeed be a period piece set during the Cold War with the Amazonian Princess facing off against the Soviet Union in the 1980s.

Wonder Woman is playing in theaters. Its cast includes Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Isabel Maru (Doctor Poison), and Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff.

Source: Screen Rant, TheWrap

Yamato Toy’s Latest Wonder Woman Statue Is Breathtaking

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Wonder Woman statueYamato USA has unveiled their latest creation. Wonder Woman is the newest member of their DC Collection. The statue is a work of art and is the perfect addition to any DC fan’s collection. Based on the art of Luis Royo, the statue was sculpted by talented artist Shin Tanabe and Shungo Yazawa as well as others.

The statue is an incredible piece art, and one of the many DC Collectibles worth purchasing. Here’s the official description from Yamato Toys USA:

The stench overwhelming… battlefield dead, funeral pyres… the Underworld…Pluto’s scent.” -Diana of Themyscira (from “New Earth”)  The smoke and dust of debris swirl in the air as she slowly gets to her feet.   Standing tall and defiantly, armed with her Lasso of Truth, her golden tiara and indestructible bracelets, Princess Diana of Themyscira reaches for her sword and makes her way amidst the rubble to once more face her foe!  Introducing Wonder Woman PVC our latest DC Comics Collection figure by Yamato Toys USA. Lovingly crafted as envisioned by world-renowned fantasy artist Luis Royo and brought to stunning life.

DC Collections Wonder Woman is available for pre-order now and will release later this summer. You can check out the images in the gallery below.

Source: Yamato USA (via Comicbook.com)
Yamato USA Wonder Woman

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.

  • Jacob McMillan

    Are these rumors from the same source that said the film was a mess

    • KungFuCthulhu

      Absolutely not. And to their credit, Screen Rant never reported on those rumors as far as I can remember.

      – Grant

      • Tiago

        Yes they did it. But also they also showed her tweets refuing the claims.

        “Nothing lasts forever, though, and a recent open letter allegedly written by a former WB employee blasts both the movie and the studio making it and claims that “People inside are already confirming [Wonder Woman is] another mess.””

        http://screenrant.com/wonder-woman-director-open-letter-response/

        • KungFuCthulhu

          The article was written to be about the refutation, not the rumors themselves. I was actually referring to the whole thing about WW being described as a “discombobulated mess” (it wasn’t) on a podcast that somehow got an insane amount of coverage from other outlets – which, to my understanding, SR didn’t report on while several other sites did.

          – Grant

          • Tiago

            The article about the refutation is a way of talking about the rumors and taking advantage of the visibility they had.

  • If its following the TV show, Pine will be playing his grandson and Wonder Woman will still ride him like an invisible jet… I dunno, sounds creepy. With Captain America, he never really consumated his relationship to peggy carter, and he was frozen, he didn’t live 60 years of experience in between, Wonder Woman will so it feels kind of off in a Twilight kind of way…. Bringing back Pine will have to be handled very delicately… like the flight stick of an invisible jet… Also, the sequel better have an invisible jet.

  • Maxi Iroh

    Hades might be the reason Chris Pine is back.

    • TheRoommate

      How? dumbass…How?

      • Maxi Iroh

        You like to piss people off??

        • TheRoommate

          Did I piss you off piss you off, dumbass?

  • Nick Farina

    Annoying that we already know this, yet still no word on Man Of Steel 2. Lame!