From The Great War to the Cold War? That looks to be the case for Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince, who may be dropped into a brand new setting for Wonder Woman 2. Though it’s still early, early days for the project, the first details are beginning to emerge and it would seem those rumors of a 1980s set story were true after all.
From what we understand, Warner Bros. is preparing to shoot the sequel this coming summer, once again having it be a period piece where “Princess Diana will face off against the Soviet Union during the 80s.” No further information was revealed, and probably won’t be for some time, but we can at least now confirm Wonder Woman‘s 2 setting, and it’s certainly an exciting one.
Of course, it’ll be a stark departure from the boots-on-the-ground style of filmmaking seen in the first outing, 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’ll surely act as a great backdrop for what’ll no doubt be another thrilling adventure for the hero. Goodbye trench warfare, hello espionage and Cold War subterfuge!
As for that proposed start date, apparently June 2018 is the target, and as such, we’d expect more to come to light as we head into the new year – including whether or not Chris Pine will be back as Steve Trevor, the dashing WWI pilot and love interest to Gal Gadot’s Immortal Warrior. Exactly how he could return is another question entirely, but rumors point to him showing up and chances are that Warner will call upon flashback scenes to ensure that Trevor’s tenure in the DC Extended Universe isn’t over just yet.
But we digress. Once Diana Prince has fought off Steppenwolf alongside the rest of the Justice League on November 17th, Gal Gadot and writer-director Patty Jenkins will begin focusing their collective energy on the untitled Wonder Woman 2. With the latter now firmly on board after scoring a huge deal to helm, filming will commence late next year, and we’ll be bringing you all the latest as this story unfolds.