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Di­rec­tor Patty Jenk­ins star­ring Gal Gadot eta DE­CEM­BER 2019

Zack Sny­der, lynch­pin of Warner Bros’ DCEU, was talk­ing about a Won­der Woman se­quel be­fore the first movie came out to rave re­views and box of­fice of $790m (and count­ing), so it was no sur­prise when of­fi­cial con­fir­ma­tion dropped at Comic-Con.

De­tails are scarce, but we do know that Gal Gadot is las­soed into the ti­tle role – she signed a three-pic­ture deal in 2014 – and that di­rec­tor Patty Jenk­ins is ea­ger to re­turn. “I want to make an­other film, for it to be the great­est film I can pos­si­bly make, and stand on its own feet,” she says. “We only got her up to her full power at the very end of the [first] movie. I can­not wait to let her go.”

Ini­tial plans were, re­port­edly, to set the se­quel in the mod­ern world and to fol­low on from events that will un­furl in Jus­tice League (out in Novem­ber), as Diana fights along­side Su­per­man, Batman, Aqua­man and The Flash. Now it’s thought the ac­tion will take place in the 1980s, at the height of the Cold War. Given the first movie took place in 1918, it’s fair to as­sume the hu­man play­ers will all be dead (though there are ru­mours of Chris Pine some­how re­turn­ing), but ex­pect Con­nie Nielsen’s Queen Hip­polyta and Robin Wright’s Gen­eral An­tiope to play a part given they’re both in Jus­tice League.

One thing’s for sure: “The story will take place in the US,” con­firms Jenk­ins. “She’s Won­der Woman. She’s got to come to Amer­ica. It’s time.” JG

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