Just last weekend, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman officially beat Ryan Reynold’s famous, awesome Deadpool. We’re not surprised, to be honest; Wonder Woman is the first DCEU’s movie that’s been critically praised worldwide—after slight disappointment in the last two works—with a total gross of $365.5M in five weeks from its release, and high ratings on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes, in addition to gushing reviews all over the globe. The latter scored total gross of $365.1M. The official Deadpool account congratulated the film’s success in its own, fun manner.
Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman, replied to the tweet with lots of love:
It’s likely that Wonder Woman will pass Marvel’s Spider Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. Therefore, such success might carry Wonder Woman straight into the 1980s for a sequel, and the probability of the lead actor returning is driving us nuts—If you’ve watched the movie, you’ll know why. Still, DC has been careful not to plunge right into a sequel just yet, especially with director Patty Jenkins’ unconfirmed return and Justice League’s close release. However, if the sequel happens, we’re not sure if we’d be excited or confused over Chris Pine’s return.
Fans developed theories over whether the possible sequel is a fallout from Justice League, or if it’ll be an entire different period tale set between Diana’s origin and her Batman V Superman debut. These questions, along with other wonders seem to have been answered by production details. Here’s what we know so far:
According to the production team, Wonder Woman 2 will present another historical adventure during the 1980s, where Diana will be committed against the crimes of the Soviet Union in the closing days of the Cold War. The team will likely remain on board for the sequel, with validation that Geoff Johns is writing the script with Jenkins—whose return is yet to be confirmed.
One of the many reasons producers decided on going ahead with the sequel, aside from the worldwide success, is the chemistry between Gal Gadot and Chris Pine on screen.
Will Chris Pine’s appearance in the sequel be as long as the first part, or a brief encounter? Is it even the right move—judging by the ending of the first part? In any case, we’re definitely waiting to see more of Diana and Steve.
Wonder Woman has yet to leave the theaters; go check it out if you haven’t!