Wonder Woman 2 officially has a release date.
While it’s certainly of no surprise that Wonder Woman is receiving a follow-up, it’s great to have date to look forward to – even if it is two-and-a-half years away. Warner Bros. has announced that Wonder Woman 2 will be hitting U.S. cinemas on December 13, 2019.
Gal Gadot will be reprising her role as the much-loved heroine, although it still isn’t known who will be directing. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, who did not sign on for multiple pictures, is reportedly in talks to return at the helm. At this point it seems more likely than not that she’ll be back on board for the follow-up.
It was reported back in June that Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns had started working on the sequel. “Patty and I are writing the treatment right now,” Johns told Variety back then. “The goal is to make another great Wonder Woman film. I had a blast making it with Patty the first time. We’ve got a cool idea for the second one.”
Regarding the sequel’s U.S. release, as of now it’s the only film holding that date. Competition will be arriving the following week, with an untitled Disney fairy tale film,Universal Pictures’ Wicked, and Sony’s Masters of the Universe all opening.
Wonder Woman has been pulling in big bucks across the board. The film has earned a whopping $US390 million in the U.S. alone, making it WB’s third-most successful film all time domestically behind The Dark Knight($US533.3 million) and The Dark Knight Rises ($US448.1 million). The film’s worldwide box office currently stands at $US780.3 million, surpassing Suicide Squad‘s all-up total of $US745.6 million. Furthermore, it’s making its way to the $US873.3 million pulled in by the DCEU’s most-successful film thus far, Batman v Superman.
Apart from Wonder Woman 2, the only other DCEU movies to have release dates are Justice League (Australia – November 16, U.S. – November 17) and Aquaman (U.S. – December 21, 2018). Planned DCEU films yet to receive release dates include Shazam!, The Batman, Batgirl, Justice League Dark, Suicide Squad 2, Green Lantern Corps, and Flashpoint.