Despite Lukewarm Reception for Wonder Woman 1984, Warner Bros. Greenlights Third Movie

Regardless your feelings for Wonder Woman: 1984, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot are booked to return for a third film. Or at least, that is the plan after perhaps after Jenkins finishes Rogue Squadron for Disney.

Jenkins is saying Rogue Squadron — which has a scheduled release date of December 22, 2023 — is pretty far along in the treatment process and she’ll have to work on the third Wonder Woman at the same time. Multi-tasking alert. My guess is Wonder Woman 3 will be out in 2024 or 2025, assuming the creative process doesn’t hit some kind of snag or key people — IE. Jenkins, as she did previously pull out of Thor — pull out of the project. I don’t see Jenkins bailing on Wonder Woman 3, but it wouldn’t be totally shocking if she doesn’t feel like she can do the story she wants to do.

Early speculation on what the third film will be about have Jenkins saying it won’t be another period piece.

“I’m not pining to put it in the past again, because where are you going to go? I think it would be weird,” she said in a Hollywood Reporter interview last year. “You have to go forward. It’s definitely a contemporary story. That’s all I can say. And so where we put it and how that gets figured out, I haven’t totally nailed down.” 

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So, will Wonder Woman be battling something contempary like, er, a virus? That would be about as timely as anything could be in current times. There are rumors that Chris Pine might return as well, but nothing confirmed yet. I think Steve Trevor was largely wasted in WW1984, so if that’s how he’s coming back, maybe that should be cut. Another possibility is he might be flashbacks only, which is almost as bad. Time travel? Please, no.

Must admit that at this very early and much premature stage, I’m not that interested in seeing a third Wonder Woman movie. That could easily change once the story details and a teaser trailer emerge. After seeing a sequel that wasn’t great, it reduces our enthusiasm for another sequel.

It was somewhat inevitable that the trilogy would be made. And I am glad that Jenkins will get a chance to finish her vision of Wonder Woman. Maybe instead of Geoff Johns, she should spend more story writing time collaborating with Zack Snyder like was done in the first? My faith in Patty’s screenwriting skill is shaken after seeing her most recent effort.

Are you looking forward to a third Wonder Woman movie? Or are you feeling less excited, too, after seeing the current film? There were just too many delays, too many edits, too much fooling around with the film. I wonder how much that negatively impacted the finished product. We might never know.

8 thoughts on “Despite Lukewarm Reception for Wonder Woman 1984, Warner Bros. Greenlights Third Movie

  1. Couldn’t care less, really, didn’t care for the first one. Don’t see much point of making this stuff if there’s no way of making money from it. Just grandstanding to promise a third film when the second, not through the fault of the film-makers, is barely seen around the world.

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  2. I just watched it. It had a few problems but it honestly didn’t feel like it was any worse or better than the first movie. Felt average. Honestly, it felt like a lot of the recent Marvel films to me imho.

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      1. On the contrary. I’m big into them but Marvel has felt stale to me for quite a while. I know I’m in the minority with that opinion though. DC/Warner Bros. has been on the skids too. Hopefully the Batman film changes that next year.

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      2. You didn’t like Joker? I had high hopes for Harley Quinn, but Birds of Prey was a bust. I’ve enjoyed more of the older movies like Spiderman with Dunst and Maguire and the first two Iron Man with RDJ and Paltrow.

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