Despite fans being split over Wonder Woman 1984 (you can see our full review here on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience) Warner Bros has greenlit a third film that will re-team Director Patty Jenkins with star Gal Gadot.
Warner Bros. said the third “Wonder Woman” movie will have a traditional theatrical release. So moving forward maybe this streaming/theatrical release hybrid will only be a business model implemented in 2021 and 2022 and beyond will hopefully be a return to business as usual.
“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,” said Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich.
So it sounds like the current iteration of Wonder Woman only has one more planned solo film appearance. No future spin-offs and or Justice League sequels have been announced at this point.
Though many opted to watch “Wonder Woman 1984” at home, the film still generated surprisingly robust ticket sales — at least for pandemic times. “Wonder Woman 1984” collected $16.7 million from 2,100 North American theaters, the best opening weekend to date in the coronavirus era. In terms of HBO Max viewers, 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. HBO Max, which launched in May, currently has 12.6 million active users.
“‘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,” said Andy Forssell, head of WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer business. “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.”
No news on the plot or direction for the final film in the Wonder Woman saga has been revealed at this time. Gal Gadot can be seen as Wonder Woman next in 2021’s 4-part Zack Snyder cut of Justice League only on HBO Max this March.