Among the titles that have been part of the DC Extended Universe library, Wonder Woman stands out as one of, if not the highlight of the DC Comics/Warner Bros. shared universe. The film, lauded for its earnest and accurate portrayal of Wonder Woman by Gal Gadot and stellar directing by Patty Jenkins, was a box office smash, critical darling and indicator that with the right confidence, a female-led superhero movie can outsell any of her male counterparts.
While this was the character’s first solo outing, Wonder Woman’s debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice was met with near universal praise, signalling that Warner Bros. may have a hit on their hands when her solo film came out. Naturally fans around the world are waiting for Wonder Woman to continue her silver screen adventures and it’s no surprise that Warner Bros. would fast-track the development of a sequel to the 2017 box-office darling. With rumors abound the last few weeks about the film’s possible villain and working title, we have some official news on the status of the sequel.
Comicbook.com recently sat down with DCEU Producer Charles Roven and asked him about the status of the untitled Wonder Woman sequel. The producer was more than open to share the film’s status. He said:
“We’re in what I would call development of the screenplay. We finally, I think, have a good story to tell. Not kind of – we do believe we have a good story to tell. And then we’re also just moving out of what normally we would call soft prep into hard prep. We’re hoping to start shooting the movie sometime this summer, and hope to have it out by the end of ’19.”
Surely this news will excite fans and assure them that regardless of all the behind-the-scenes drama of the DCEU, the studio’s belief in Wonder Woman remains unshakeable.
Plot details for the Wonder Woman sequel are currently under wraps, though the film is said to follow the Amazonian Princess during the Cold War as she faces off against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Chris Pine is also rumored to be returning as Steve Trevor. Patty Jenkins is back in the director’s chair for the sequel, working from a script by The Expendables co-writer Dave Callaham. The script is based on a treatment by Jenkins and DC President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.
Wonder Woman 2 is currently set to hit theaters on November 1, 2019.
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