Wonder Woman 3 has officially been given the go-ahead, with its director and star both confirmed to return! As Entertainment Tonight reports Warner Bros. announced plans for a third Wonder Woman film with Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot— which also could be their last!
Wonder Woman envisioned as "long-planned theatrical trilogy"
Wonder Woman was released in 2017, and was notably the first blockbuster superhero movie with a female lead! Starring Gadot as the titular character— also known as "Diana Prince"— and directed by Jenkins, the film received acclaim from fans and critics alike. And now, just days after its sequel Wonder Woman 1984 was finally released in theatres and homes, Warner Bros. has put out a statement announcing their intent to move forward with a third film in the franchise!
Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich made a statement on Sunday, explaining that the success of Wonder Woman 1984 was a contributing factor when it came to the decision. "As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984," he said, "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."
Wonder Woman director on sequel's story: "things are shifting"
Wonder Woman 3 potentially being the last movie to feature Gadot in the role of "Diana" means that fans will have high expectations for how the story will wrap up. And as Entertainment Tonight shares, before the third movie had even received the green light, Jenkins revealed that she'd been working on the next instalment!
"I actually have an entire story that I broke and was planning on doing before the pandemic," the director said in an interview earlier this month. "Now, I want to wait and see where we are and see what I'm feeling [like] what Wonder Woman would want to talk about next. So, I'm waiting and things are shifting."
Both Jenkins and Gadot have exciting projects on the horizon as well— including one that will see them working together again! It was announced earlier this month that Jenkins will be directing an upcoming Star Wars movie, titled Rogue Squadron. Meanwhile, Gadot appears in the yet-to-be-released Murder on the Nile, and will also be reteaming with Jenkins for the biopic Cleopatra!