Given that Wonder Woman has taken the world by storm ever since it was released at the beginning of the month, it’s little surprise that DC are already planning ahead for the sequel. Director Patty Jenkins will likely helm the movie, with it being revealed that Wonder Woman 2 will take Diana to America and also feature the character’s iconic invisible jet. It’s also rumoured that another female lead will join Gal Gadot for the sequel – possibly Halle Berry.
Another big question surrounding the film is where it’ll take place in the timeline of the DCEU. Will it join Diana after the events of Justice League in the present day or will it continue to flesh out Wonder Woman’s adventures in the 20th century? Thanks to a new interview with Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich, we now know the answer.
In the talk with Variety, Emmerich confirmed that Wonder Woman 2 will be set at some point in the past. He wouldn’t be anymore specific than that, though, and only had this to say:
“It will take place somewhere between 1917 and 2017.”
So, when might the setting of the movie be? Considering the strong themes of war in the first film, there’s one obvious period for the sequel: World War II. That’s also Diana’s usual home period, as she debuted in 1941 in the comics and the classic Wonder Woman TV series also employed a WWII setting. However, DC may want to avoid comparisons with Marvel’s own wartime movie, Captain America: The First Avenger. Still, we imagine lots of old school fans will be disappointed if we don’t get to see Gal Gadot punch a Nazi at least once.
Wonder Woman continues to break records at the box office, with last weekend proving to be the highest 3rd weekend of a DCEU movie as yet. Some dubious recent rumours claim that the sequel is set to arrive in 2020, but we’d take that with a pinch of salt for now. As always though, we’ll let you know once any further updates arise.