Director Patty Jenkins has confirmed that Wonder Woman 2 will be set in the 1980s.
For some time, speculation had it that the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed DC Extended Universe blockbuster would be a period piece. However, despite firming up a time period, Jenkins didn’t specify exactly when in the ’80s her sequel will occur, although the aforementioned rumors have hinted at that it deals with the Cold War and the Soviets.
The director reportedly made the announcement out of CinemaCon, giving fans a better idea of where Gal Gadot’s Diana of Themyscira is heading after her World War I exploits. This comes on the heels of news that select sequences will be shot using IMAX cameras to make the character’s new adventures all the more grand.
Geoff Johns has already begun writing this new chapter with Expendables scribe Dave Callaham, and they’ll certainly be looking to build on the cinematic spectacle of the first film, which had bombastic action sequences as the Justice Leaguer took down Ares and his earthly armies.
Not much is known about the film at present, except that it’s set to commence shooting in May; Kristen Wiig will be playing Diana’s nemesis Cheetah, and Chris Pine is somehow tapped to return despite his Steve Trevor dying in the first movie.
Starring Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig, Wonder Woman 2 will be directed by Patty Jenkins, who is set to co-write the film. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on November 1, 2019.
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