It’s no secret that Wonder Woman has been crowned as a box office juggernaut since its debut back in June, with $819 million worldwide and counting, according to the latest estimation by Box Office Mojo. That’s a staggering, eye-watering sum by anyone’s standards, and the Diana Prince origin story broke a number of high-profile records (see: highest-grossing film directed by a woman) on its journey to stardom.
So, all eyes are now turning to Wonder Woman 2 as fans wait with bated breath to see how the studio will follow up on what was, by all accounts, an absolute home run. It’s still too early for plot details and the like, of course, but recent rumors have told us that Warner Bros. has earmarked the Cold War for Diana’s next solo adventure.
Should that prove to be true, it’d be a stark departure from the boots-on-the-ground style of filmmaking seen in Wonder Woman, when Gal Gadot’s Amazonian ventured onto the European front – not to mention slogging it through No Man’s Land – in her quest to defeat Ares, but it would align with previous comments from Warner Bros. brass stating that the sequel would take place in the past. Goodbye trench warfare, hello espionage and Cold War subterfuge? Perhaps.
Time will tell, but another thing that’s been discussed in regards to the sequel is Diana’s sexuality. It’s something that’s come up a few times now and thanks to a recent Change.org petition, we might just see the titular hero portrayed as bisexual in Wonder Woman 2. Gathering 4,300 supporters since launching this Thursday, it calls for Warner Bros. to “directly acknowledge Diana Prince for who she is, who she has always been (regardless of her current love interest), and what her character could potentially represent for millions of people.”
Here’s an excerpt from the petition:
The Wonder Woman franchise is the embodiment of strength and resilience in a genre that places women as the sidekick more often than the hero. The bar is already so low when it comes to celebrating women and LGBTQ characters in a positive way, and I am tired of grasping at straws in an effort to see myself represented.
All I ask is that Warner Bros. directly acknowledge Diana Prince for who she is, who she has always been (regardless of her current love interest), and what her character could potentially represent for millions of people.
Of course, just because this is gaining traction that doesn’t mean the studio will make it happen. As we mentioned before though, it’s far from the first time this has come up and Gal Gadot has even spoken about it in the past, seemingly supporting the idea of making the character bisexual. So who knows?
If we had to guess, we’d say that there’s a good chance that Warner Bros. will, at the very least, hint at this in Wonder Woman 2. Whether they’ll push it any further though is hard to say, as this is one of their most bankable properties at the moment and in the interest of box office receipts, they may be more inclined to play it safe.
We’ll just have to wait and see, but in the meantime, tell us, do you want to see the studio portray the hero as bisexual in the sequel? Sound off in the usual place!