Word has leaked that Wonder Woman 2 will be set in the 1980s during the Cold War and will feature the return of Chris Pine.
In Wonder Woman, DC and Warner Bros. have finally achieved something they have desperately wanted ever since Man of Steel hit theaters. They have not only a box office smash that fans adore, but a hit with the critics as well.
Wonder Woman is well on its way to becoming the biggest hit of the summer, earning over $368 million just in the U.S. and close to $750 million worldwide. It will easily become the biggest hit of the still very young DC Extended Universe and may have single-handedly saved the entire shared universe of films from going up in flames.
So, of course, now Wonder Woman is officially a box office smash, the questions can begin about what we can expect to see in Wonder Woman 2.
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Up until now, not much was known about the sequel, which in this age of planning films years out seems unusual. It is all but certain director Patty Jenkins will be back for a second go around and obviously Gal Gadot will be playing Diana for the foreseeable future.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we now also know what the story may involve.
SPOILERS for Wonder Woman from this point forward! You Have been warned!
It is being reported by Screen Rant that Wonder Woman 2 will be another period piece, this time taking place during the 1980s in the later days of the Cold War. Diana will face off against the Soviet Union and the sequel will be more of a spy thriller akin to the out-and-out action fest the first film was.
In what may be the biggest twist, Screen Rant is saying that Chris Pine will return for the sequel. Which, if you’ve seen the movie, may be kind of difficult considering he’s very dead at the end of the film.
But we all must remember this is a comic book movie we’re talking about here. There are any number of ways to bring Steve Trevor back to life. He could be working for the Soviets, a la Bucky Barnes in Winter Soldier. He could play his own descendant. Or he could say he had to fake his death to go into hiding.
Word is Geoff John is already working with Jenkins on a script, so you know whatever they decide to do, it will likely be very good and make some kind of sense. You know, in a comic book way.
The decision to tell another story of Diana’s past may rile some fans who want to see the character interact with the rest of the DCEU, but to me it makes a ton of sense. With Wonder Woman’s long history, this is a great way to look into the past of the DCEU and keep her adventures separate for the time being. Once they get the rest of the shared universe fixed, she can join them.
For now, I’m quite happy to enjoy Wonder Woman’s exploits when she flew solo from the rest of the DC Universe.
Wonder Woman 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but as soon as that changes you can read all about it right here on Bam Smack Pow.