New 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 ScreenRant, 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.