A few days after the long-awaited premiere of Wonder Woman 1984, starring Gal Gadot, Warner Bros. announced that there will be a third installment.
“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 said in a statement.
The follow-up to the 2017 original film was initially set to premiere this past summer, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Warner Bros. had to push its debut back. It was finally released in select theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas day.
Along with Gadot, the movie also included stars Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen.
“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,” said Andy Forssell, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Warner Media Direct-to-Consumer.
According to the Motion pictures/entertainment company, the film “broke records and exceeded our expectations.”
Along with “action-packed sequences,” there were also were a few surprising appearances deeply appreciated by the leading actress.
“It meant a lot and especially in that very special scene,” Gadot told GoodDay DC. “My oldest one appeared with Asa, Patty’s son, and then my youngest one, whom I was pregnant with during the reshoots for Wonder Woman, the first one, was there with my husband.”
“This movie is more than just a movie for us, for me, for Patty,” she added. “It completely changed my life, and the amount of labor and thought and emotions that we put into the movie is just a lot. I couldn’t have done my movie without the support of my amazing family, and to have them captured in the film with me meant a lot. An amazing, amazing souvenir that we will cherish forever.”