Via the WarnerMedia streaming service, Warner Bros. released Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day, and it mostly got panned on Twitter. People weren’t nearly as thrilled with the sequel as they were with the first movie in 2017.
This is Patty Jenkins’s second take on the Diana Prince story, but it sounds like she’s not done. And neither is the on-screen Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot. Per Variety, Warner Bros. is already set to fast-track another WW installment in the DC franchise.
“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,” Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich told Variety.
Although the sequel didn’t seem to thrill fans, it did have record-breaking viewers once it finally released. It made $85 million worldwide.
“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, via Variety. “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.” Nearly half of HBO Max’s subscribers reportedly watched the film on that platform on Friday.
So, when is this third movie coming?
The easy answer is we don’t know. But, as Deadline notes, WarnerMedia has already announced that, pandemic or no pandemic, it’s going to simultaneously release its entire 2021 slate in theaters and on HBO Max at the same time. It’s not clear whether that will be the plan for Wonder Woman 3, especially as the COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out.
Stay tuned for more news on Diana Prince, continued!
Hilary Weaver is a freelance writer based in New York who writes about politics, queer issues, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, and every woman the Queen has ever made a dame.
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