Zack Snyder recently confirmed the sequel plans to the highly anticipated Wonder Woman movie. The upcoming installment of the DC Extended Universe, which is currently struggling with three movies which witnessed a highly divisive reaction from critics and fans alike, is likely to get the groove back on for the franchise. The dazzling trailers with some breath-taking fight sequences along with the positive reactions from the early screenings will surely generate a sizable attraction to the theaters. The character’s massive popularity along with the fact that Wonder Woman will be the first ever female superhero to hit the silver screen with its own movie can surely turn the tides for the DC Extended Universe.
If the early screening reactions turn out to be true and please the critics, a sequel will be inevitable down the lane. With a ever-changing scenario in the DCEU line-up, the follow-up to Wonder Woman doesn’t have a definitive time period. Last month at WonderCon, DCEU co-runner Geoff Johns did not confirm any sequel plans regarding Wonder Woman, but at the Shanghai red carpet ceremony for Wonder Woman, Man of Steel and Batman V Superman : Dawn of Justice director, Zack Snyder confirmed that a follow-up to the origin story of the Amazonian Warrior will take place at some point of time. Here is the tweet by Arthur Wong which confirmed Zack Snyder’s remarks regarding the sequel plans:
Zack Snyder said there will have WONDER WOMAN 2！Deborah Snyder said the next female super hero movie is Batgirl！@BatmanNewsCom
— Arthurwong (@ArthurWongDCEU) May 15, 2017
There aren’t any details regarding the sequel plans, but nonetheless, it is surely exciting for the DC fans worldwide to see the fierce Amazonian become an integral part of the DCEU. The recent confirmation by Zack Snyder will surely generate anticipation but will also add more worries to the mixed up line-up of Warner Bros. With David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens and Joss Whedon’s Batgirl already in development, the definite position of a possible Wonder Woman 2 seems unclear. James Wan’s Aquaman (2018), followed by a standalone The Batman, Flash and Man of Steel 2 are already in the pipeline. The Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson starring Black Adam is also set to release on April 5th, 2019. Shazam! and The Green Lantern Corps are also set to hit the silver screen possibly before 2021. Depending on how Wonder Woman turns out, the sequel might just be put on fast track or might be pushed down for a few years.
Regarding the creative team for Wonder Woman 2, director Patty Jenkins seems delighted to have worked on her first big-budget movie. The director has already talked about her plans regarding a sequel to Wonder Woman, in which she claimed that there are ‘many, many things’ she can do with character, which hopefully includes the character’s bisexuality and emotional depth. The trailers and the early reactions seem to be positive for the Wonder Woman movie, and unless there is a creative difference between the director and the studio, or something else comes up, she’ll probably be the first choice for the studio to helm the sequel.
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2nd, 2017.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).