Wonder Woman Sequel to Set in '80s, Chris Pine Might Returns
Posted 2017/07/11 2396 0
Wonder Woman sequel will take place in the 1980s. And Chris Pine will return in some capacity.
The details come courtesy of Screen Rant and, according to their report, Chris Pine will return as Steve Trevor, which raises some questions based on what happened in Wonder Woman, but surely welcome news. But the more significant and important part of their report has to do with the timeline. According to the report, Wonder Woman 2 will be taking place in the 1980s and will be taking place during the final days of the Cold War. Here's what Screen Rant has to say about it.
"According to production details Screen Rant has learned, the story of Wonder Woman 2 will be another historical adventure prior to the modern day DCEU. Set during the 1980s, the film will send Diana against the forces of Soviet Union in the closing days of the Cold War. The production team is expected to remain on board for the sequel, with confirmation that Geoff Johns is developing WonderWoman 2's script with Jenkins."
This would mean that in the DC timeline the film would still be set before Justice League, but it would follow the formula of the first movie in that Diana is continuing her origin story and facing another war, this time in Soviet Russia. Patty Jenkins is involved in developing the script alongside Geoff Johns until she's officially confirmed to return to the director's chair.
Wonder Woman has been a resounding success for Warner Bros. and DC Films. The film took in another $10.1 million this weekend, bringing its domestic total to $368 million; with $377 million internationally, Wonder Woman now sits at $745 million at the worldwide box office. The latest DC Extended Universe installment is currently the tenth largest superhero release domestically of all-time, just one of the many titles earned by the film since its release in June. Director Patty Jenkins earned the honor of having the biggest opening weekend for a film directed by a female director, while the film has officially become the top-grossing live-action film directed by a woman. Even more impressive? Wonder Woman is now the DC Extended Universe’s top film domestically. As such, it certainly makes sense for WB to pursue another Wonder Woman film with the same team.