WONDER WOMAN 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Already Has A Sequel Mapped Out But Is Planning A Break From The DCEU

WONDER WOMAN 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Already Has A Sequel Mapped Out But Is Planning A Break From The DCEU

WONDER WOMAN 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Already Has A Sequel Mapped Out But Is Planning A Break From The DCEU

Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins has confirmed that she already has Wonder Woman 3 mapped out, but it sounds like both she and Gal Gadot are planning a break from the DC Extended Universe...

Wonder Woman 1984 arrives in theaters next June, but it turns out that director Patty Jenkins has some ideas for a third movie. In fact, the filmmaker already has one mapped out, but it doesn't sound like she'll be starting work on it too soon as both she and star Gal Gadot may be busy outside of the DCEU.

"We actually already know the whole story to it," she told The Hollywood Reporter during CCXP in Brazil over the weekend. "It’s just a matter of, will we change our minds, and when [to make it]."

"I think what we don't want to do is do it back to back. It's been great doing these two movies back to back, but I think it's important to give it a little rest in between. And I like doing other things in between. And Gal has other things to do. I never want to make decisions too far in advance. We have to see if we both feel like making the movie we think we want to make when the moment comes."

Based on those rumours about test screenings (and the leaked plot), it's possible that Warner Bros. is taking a wait and see approach in order to establish whether this instalment is able to find the same critical and commercial success as the first. If not, the studio may turn to another creative team! 

We'll have to wait and see on that front, but Jenkins and Gadot do appear to be a great team and we hopefully won't have to wait too long before getting to see another solo Wonder Woman adventure.

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breakdown of the first Wonder Woman 1984 trailer!

Diana Prince's Friendship With Barbara Minerva

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It appears as if we can expect things between Dr. Barbara Minerva and Diana Prince to get personal. 

The opening few minutes of the trailer make it clear that they strike up a friendship of sorts, and based on Barbara's remarks about falling in love multiple times, there's probably a strong chance that she's at least a little unhinged and someone who could easily be pushed over the edge. 

It's hard not to wonder whether there could end up being some jealousy here too, especially as Diana can be heard assuring her that being Wonder Woman might not be as perfect as she thinks.
 

Wonder Woman Didn't Exactly Disappear...

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In fairness, the trailer makes a point of showing Wonder Woman using her headpiece to destroy some security cameras, but what about the tapes and the fact that she can be seen running through Washington D.C. in front of hundreds of people? Throw in the shot of her beating up cops, and it's hard to imagine why she would be so concerned about Lex Luthor and his photo!

It definitely appears as if Wonder Woman 1984 contradicts some of what we've heard about Diana's disappearance from the public eye, and it feels like a lot of what we learned in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League about the hero's past no longer really counts. 
 

A New, Brighter Costume

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It's hard to ignore the fact that Wonder Woman's costume has been brightened up considerably, and while it may suit the 80s aesthetic, it definitely doesn't line up with her present day appearances. That's really not the end of the world, of course, but this makeover gives the suit a somewhat artificial and plastic feel (it doesn't really look like ceremonial armour now, that's for sure). 

Still, with director Patty Jenkins clearly inspired by the Wonder Woman TV series, that might explain why Diana Prince's appearance has been so drastically changed for this big screen sequel. 
 

Maxwell Lord's Villainous Plan

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Pedro Pascal appears to be having a blast as Maxwell Lord, and it's honestly hard to believe that this is the same guy who brings the Mandalorian to Disney+ on a weekly basis! 

Based on what Lord says throughout the course of this sneak peek, it sounds like he's found a way to give people whatever they want...for a price. How he's come by such an incredible amount of power is hard to say, but this might just explain how Steve Trevor is now back among the living. 

As for that circle of light he steps into, there's a good chance that's "Brother Eye" from the comics, a massive satellite he used to develop the OMACs. 
 

Steve Trevor Returns

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As we mentioned, Steve Trevor is back and is clearly finding the 80s hard to come to terms with. 

The method of his resurrection isn't addressed outright, but he places a watch in Diana Prince's hand the same way he did before making the ultimate sacrifice in Wonder Woman (no doubt to prove that it's really him). That watch pops up a lot in the trailer and could end up being a pivotal part of the sequel. 

Either way, it seems we can expect these two lovebirds to pick things up where they left off. 
 

Barbara's Makeover

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When we first meet Barbara Minerva, she's wearing glasses and looking rather nerdy and shy. However, at this point in the trailer, she's had something of a makeover and looks way more confident. 

Could it be that Maxwell Lord has granted her a "wish" to be more like Wonder Woman? 

The way this footage has been edited together certainly gives that impression, but with not even a single hint of her transformation into Cheetah, there's clearly still a lot we don't know right now. 
 

The Invisible Jet

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Could it be that Wonder Woman 1984 will finally introduce Diana Prince's Invisible Jet? It's hard to say for sure, but she and Steve Trevor are shown taking flight here while surrounded by fireworks. However, as we don't actually see the jet flying through them, it could be that it's invisible! 

Explaining this won't be easy, but based on the cheesy, 80s aesthetic, it might not feel too out of place! 
 

Battle At The White House

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Was Wonder Woman worried about being outed to the world because she's a wanted criminal? Well, during this action-packed sequence, Diana Prince can be seen making her way through a building that definitely looks a lot like the White House. Taking down guards alongside Steve, the hero definitely put herself on the map here and surely ran afoul of the U.S. government in the process!

We mentioned OMACs a little earlier in this post. In the comics, they were One Man Army Corps, innocent men and women who were brainwashed and given the ability to take on some of the DC Universe's greatest heroes. Perhaps these White House guards have been taken over by Maxwell Lord? 
 

Return To Themyscira

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We explored Wonder Woman's origin in the first movie, but a return to her childhood on Themyscira is clearly going to be a big part of this sequel. However, while we do get to see Diana as a child, the costumes these Amazon are decked out in are definitely different to what we've seen before. 

That could be because they're the tribe of Amazons who left their home and moved to the remote Egyptian nation of Bana-Mighdall instead. There have been rumblings for a while now that they'll be introduced in Wonder Woman 1984, but what that means for the movie is hard to say right now. 
 

Riding The Lightning

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One of the most striking visuals in this trailer is Wonder Woman using her lasso to ride the lightning. It's no great surprise that she has the power to do so, especially given her family heritage. 

What is a little surprising is that we haven't seen this power before now (it certainly would have come in handy during that battle with Doomsday in Batman v Superman), but continuity no longer seems to matter. 

Either way, this is certainly a unique means of transportation for the iconic superhero. 
 

The Golden Eagle Amour

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The trailer ends with the true money shot as Wonder Woman is shown decked out in her Golden Eagle armour from the comic books. That was first introduced in Kingdom Come and it's since been incorporated into the regular DC Universe as something Diana Prince dons whenever she goes to war. 

Considering what she's been through in the present day, there may be another reason it's used here, or it will just be destroyed when she battles...Cheetah? We'll have to wait and see on that front. 
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