Warner Bros. has set Dec. 13, 2019, as the release date for “Wonder Woman 2.”
Gal Gadot will reprise the role of the superheroine, this time facing off against the Soviet Union during the 1980s.
Director Patty Jenkins is currently in negotiations to return to the helm, with DC Entertainment President Geoff Johns is currently developing the script.
Aside from the period setting, other details — including which characters from Wonder Woman lore may appear have not been revealed — but it’s notable that WB still has an option for Chris Pine, who played love interest Steve Trevor.
The release date Dec. 13, 2019, had previously been reserved for an “UNTITLED WB EVENT FILM,” but the studio confirmed that it will be “Wonder Woman 2” (as suspected by many fanboys).
The film will also be shown in IMAX, Warner Bros. announced.
Last weekend, “Wonder Woman” passed “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” to become the highest domestic-grossing film of the summer.
The movie has grossed an estimated $4.6 million in its eighth weekend in theaters, bringing its domestic total to $389 million. “Wonder Woman” has shown incredible staying power, currently holding a 3.77x multiple after its $103 million opening. With a worldwide total of $779 million, it has already passed the global run of “Suicide Squad” and the domestic run of “Batman v Superman.” When compared to Marvel movies, “Wonder Woman” ranks sixth domestically between the $387.2 million of “GotG Vol. 2” and the $403 million of the original “Spider-Man.”