Just two days after the “Wonder Woman 1984” hit the theaters and HBO Max, Diana Prince is again heading back to the big screen. As Warner Bros. has fast-tracked the development of the third installment in the DC Comics franchise i.e. for “Wonder Woman 3”. With Gal Gadot set to reprise her role as Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) and Director Patty Jenkins will once again write and direct the movie.
This announcement comes out after the release of “Wonder Woman 1984,” which debuted in selected movie theaters on Christmas, due to the ongoing pandemic and on the company’s streaming service HBO Max. With Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich saying that the third installment will have a traditional theatrical release (just like its other upcoming movies are going to have).
“As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984, we are excited to be able to continue her story with our real-life Wonder Women – Gal and Patty – who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy.”
Wonder Woman 1984’s opening weekend went way better than expected, according to Warner Bros. As it collected more than $16.7 million from tickets in 2,100 theaters in North America, making it the best opening weekend to date in the coronavirus era. Also in terms of its HBO Max release, the studio said nearly half of the platform’s retail subscribers watched the film on Friday, with millions more viewing through cable or wireless access.
Here is what Andy Forssell, the head of WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer business said:
“‘Wonder Woman 1984’ broke records and exceeded our expectations across all of our key viewing and subscriber metrics in its first 24 hours on the service, and the interest and momentum we’re seeing indicates this will likely continue well beyond the weekend. During these very difficult times, it was nice to give families the option of enjoying this uplifting film at home, where theater viewing wasn’t an option.”
Nothing more is known yet about the third and final installment in the “Wonder Woman” trilogy. But we won’t have to wait much longer to see Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman next, as she is appearing in Zack Snyder’s four-part cut of “Justice League,” which is set to release on HBO Max in March 2021.