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‘Wonder Woman 3’ Officially Greenlit With Patty Jenkins Returning As Director

If you’ve spent any time on Twitter these past few days, you’ll have noticed the divisive discourse pertaining to Wonder Woman 1984. Some people enjoyed it, while others believe that the film is a convoluted mess that pales in comparison to the excellent first movie. Most agree that it’s not as good as its predecessor. However, Patty Jenkins’ sequel has been a success, and Warner Bros. has fast-tracked the third instalment based on that factor.

The good news is that the middling reception to the latest film hasn’t caused Warner Bros. to switch up the creative team. Female-fronted superhero films are rare, and Jenkins deserves the chance to carry out her vision based on the financial results alone. Plus, she’s brought enough good to the DCEU to earn one last crack at the franchise she turned into a success story.

As Variety pointed out, the studio released a statement on the decision to greenlight another movie so soon after the release of Wonder Woman 1984. Basically, the company is pleased with the numbers, and executives don’t seem too concerned about the polarisation in the fan community.

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 theatre viewing wasn’t an option.”

Forssell noted that the next movie will presumably be the last in the series, which was the plan from the get-go. Jenkins originally set out to helm a trilogy, and it looks like she’ll get to see her plans through. As documented by ComingSoon, the director previously said she’ll put everything she has into the third film as it will probably be the last adventure for the Amazonian goddess for quite some time. However, the report also noted that a spinoff has been discussed.

Jenkins didn’t rule out returning to the franchise. If the third outing does big numbers, I imagine Warner Bros. will be keen to make more movies with Jenkins, Gal Gadot, and the rest of the team. Of course, Jenkins might move on as she’s also been tapped by Disney to helm Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, which is scheduled to hit theatres on Christmas 2023.

Plans for Wonder Woman 3‘s story are being kept close to the vest at the moment. Fans hoping to see Gadot in action as the character again will be able to check her out in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League miniseries, however. If you thought Wonder Woman 1984 created some discourse on social media, just wait until the Snyder Cut hits screens.

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