Despite opening during a pandemic that all but closed movie theaters, Wonder Woman: 1984 still broke records! You know what that means: news of Wonder Woman 3 was all but inevitable. Sure enough, Warner Bros. announced the third installment on December 27.
Here’s everything we know about the third—and possibly final—Wonder Woman movie. (Some WW:1984 spoilers ahead.)
How successful was Wonder Woman: 1984? Per Good Morning America, the second Wonder Woman film by director Patty Jenkins had the best box-office numbers since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Furthermore, after being released on HBO Max the same day as its Christmas Day theatrical release in the U.S., the streaming service reported that “nearly half” of its retail subscribers streamed WW84 the same day it became available.
Warner Bros. decided to fast-track the third film. “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,” Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said in a press release, per Variety.
“Wonder Woman: 1984 broke records and exceeded our expectations across all of our key viewing and subscriber metrics in its first 24 hours on the service, and the interest and momentum we’re seeing indicates this will likely continue well beyond the weekend,” Andy Forssell, head of WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer business, said in the statement. “During these very difficult times, it was nice to give families the option of enjoying this uplifting film at home, where theater viewing wasn’t an option.”
Who is involved? As stated above, Jenkins and Gadot will be back to direct and star in the trilogy’s conclusion, respectively. However, it’s unclear if this means the end for Gadot’s turn as Wonder Woman or if she will appear in future D.C. Comic films as Amazon Warrior Diana Prince in the future.
It seems unlikely Chris Pine will return as fighter pilot Steve Trevor after the results of the highly-anticipated sequel. Of course, there’s still hope for Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah and Pedro Pascal’s Maxwell Lord.
What’s the plot of Wonder Woman 3? Jenkins recently told Glamour that she had “a loose idea” for the third movie, and had spoken about it with Gadot. We don’t know any details of what that story could be, but the end-credits scene in WW:1984 might hold a clue.
In the sequel’s final moment, OG Wonder Woman Lynda Carter makes a cameo as the legendary Amazonian hero Asteria. The Golden Warrior, as she was also called in the film, was thought to have died protecting the Amazon women from the “tides of men.” Jenkins told Glamour that this final scene establishes that Asteria is “still here and walking around.”
When will the film go into production? There’s no word yet on when the third Wonder Woman movie might go into production, but it likely won’t be for a while, due to the pandemic as well as Jenkins and Gadot’s other commitments. The two are set to team up again for a drama about Cleopatra, while Jenkins is also set to direct Rogue Squadron, a Star Wars spin-off that is currently set to hit theaters at the end of 2023.
However, Diana Prince will be back on our screens in some capacity when Zach Snyder’s recut of Justice League hits HBOMax next year.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.