The Wonder Woman 1984 trailer arrived over the weekend, but the movie doesn't arrive in theaters until next summer. Warner Bros. and director Patty Jenkins already have big plans for the future of the franchise. Not only do they already have plans laid out for Wonder Woman 3, but they've also got a spin-off centered on the Amazons in development. However, it could be a while before we see either project come to fruition.
Patty Jenkins, who directed the first movie and is returning to the sequel, recently made the trip to Brazil to premiere the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer at CCXP. During an interview following the presentation, Jenkins confirmed that they have the story for the next installment in place already, as well as a spin-off, which is mapped out. Here's what Jenkins had to say about it.
"We actually already know the whole story to [Wonder Woman 3] and then some because there is an Amazon [spinoff] movie as well and so we already have it all mapped out. It's just a matter of will we change our minds and when."
Details on the Amazon spin-off are slim for the time being. Diana Prince's home of Themyscira has a deep, rich history that hasn't been explored all that much in the DCEU up to this point. It's easy to see how there would be plenty there for a possible standalone movie, with or without Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman making an appearance.
As for Wonder Woman 3, Patty Jenkins didn't comment further on the precise details of the story, which makes sense, given that the second movie hasn't even come out yet. While it's certainly encouraging for fans to hear that they already have plans to continue the franchise, Jenkins also poured a bit of cold water on the situation. She explained that it's probably going to be a while before things get moving on that front, as she and Gal Gadot both want to take a rest.
"I think what we don't want to do is do it back to back. It's been great doing these two movies back to back, but I think it's important to give it a little rest in between. And I like doing other things in between. And Gal has other things to do. I never want to make decisions too far in advance. We have to see if we both feel like making the movie we think we want to make when the moment comes."
Wonder Woman proved to be a huge success both critically and at the box office in 2017, grossing $821 million. It stands to reason that the sequel should do quite well for itself. But Warner Bros. learned with Justice League not to get too far ahead of themselves, and it's probably smart that they don't put the cart before the horse on this one. Wonder Woman 1984 is set to hit theaters on June 4, 2020. This news comes to us via Collider.
They may be on opposing sides in their movie, but the cast of Wonder Woman 1984 proved they stick together in real life, when Pedro Pascal, who plays the villain of the film, recently celebrated his birthday with his fellow castmates. A photo from the celebration was posted on Gal Gadot's Instagram account, along with the following caption.
'Happiest birthday @pascalispunk !! We love you so much! It was definitely a new way to celebrate but even when we're not together we're always close at heart! love you.'
With a nationwide lockdown in full effect, the cast had to get creative in order to get together for the celebrations. To that end, they took the help of social media to have a group video call during which Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Patty Jenkins, and Kristen Wiig helped Pedro Pascal celebrate his special day. Gadot also had four cupcakes and two candlesticks laid out in front of the callers to make the occasion more festive.
Pascal, who turns 45 this year, has been working steadily in films for many years. His breakout role came in Game of Thrones, where he played Oberyn Martell, whose memorable fight with the Mountain, Ser Gregor Clegane, ended in one of the most brutal moments from the series, with Clegane bursting Martell's skull with his bare hands.
Recently, Pascal was lauded for his leading role in Disney+'s The Mandalorian, as Din Djarin, a bounty hunter who takes it upon himself to save the life of a young and outrageously adorable Baby Yoda.
Wonder Woman 1984 will see both Pascal and Kristen Wiig playing the villains opposite Gadot's Wonder Woman and Pine's Steve Trevor. While fans are already aware that Wiig will at some point in the movie transform into the villainous Cheetah, Lord's role is less clearly defined. In the comics, the character often plays the role of the secret mastermind, who pulls the strings behind sinister plots with the help of his genius intellect, and an ability to control the minds of his enemies.
As the followup to the original blockbuster Wonder Woman, its sequel was one of the most anticipated films of the summer. But with theaters in disarray, the release of the film has been put on hold indefinitely. Not long ago, a rumor was doing the rounds of the internet that Warner Bros. was planning on releasing the film to digital streaming, bypassing a theatrical release entirely. But the company has since personally shot down the rumor.
For Gal Gadot, posting the photo on her social media accounts might also be a way to get past the recent controversy surrounding a post she made with a bunch of other celebs singing a cover of 'Imagine'. The tone-deaf rendition about imagining a world without material possessions was considered insensitive in these times of great hardships for ordinary people when sung by millionaire stars sitting in their luxurious homes. Hopefully, this latest birthday post from the actress will garner a more positive response from the...