Gal Gadot’s New Power Upgrade To Many Secrets Of DC Multiverse – 10 Things To Know About Wonder Woman 3
As Wonder Woman 84 grips fans across the world in theatres helping the box-office, WB fast-tracked the production of Wonder Woman 3.
Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman 1984 is a rage among fans and critics alike. The movie broke a weak box-office opening grossing $ 16.7 million worldwide on its first weekend. Nonetheless, the weekend after its hybrid Christmas release, the worldwide box-office saw some momentum as the movie grossed $85 million worldwide to date. The earnings give WB the bragging rights to call Wonder Woman 1984 biggest opening weekend haul during the Coronavirus era.
The first live-action iteration of DC’s iconic character came in 2017 with Patty Jenkins at the helm and Gal Gadot Wonder Woman to life on the big screen and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. The sequel added Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord and Kristen Wiig as Cheetah. The movie received criticism and praise in equal measures but being the only superhero entry in 2020 coupled with WB’s hybrid release model it has created quite some noise. Andy Forssell, head of WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer business said in a statement. “WW 1984 broke records and exceeded our expectations across all of our key viewing and subscriber metrics in its first 24 hours on the service, and the interest and momentum we’re seeing indicate this will likely continue well beyond the weekend.” Basking in the glory of another success of Wonder Women, the studio fast-tracked the plans for a long-planned theatrical trilogy.
Things We Know About Wonder Woman 3
Wonder Woman 3 Will Definitely Come To Theatres
Just around the release of WW sequel, director Patty Jenkins gave a statement saying she’ll return to direct Wonder Woman 3 only if it releases in theatres. Jenkins was a strong voice against releasing the movie on video on demand. Nonetheless, given the pandemic ridden state of the world and WB’s eagerness to present the movie to fans she gave into the idea of hybrid release.
In return, with the seemingly positive release looks like WB gave into the idea of a theatre only release for the threequel. As Variety reported, Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich said, “We are excited to be able to continue her (Diana) story with our real-life Wonder Women — Gal and Patty — who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy.”
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Patty Jenkins Will Return To Write & Direct
Jenkins has risen the directorial ladder from one fine studio to another recently. During Disney’s Investor’s Day it was announced that she’ll be helming a Star Wars franchise for the studio. On the other hand, she is pairing with Gadot for Paramount Studios’ Cleopatra. God knows how Jenkins will find time to write and direct Wonder Woman 3. In a previous interview with German publication Geek, she said, “The next one is probably my last Wonder Woman movie, so I have to put everything I want to show there. We have to think carefully.”
Fans were sceptical about Jenkins’ not scribing the third movie after Wonder Woman 1984 received criticism for numerous plot holes and a missing action sequence in the third act. However, she is set to write and direct the third Wonder Woman while DC keeps its promise of giving its directors full freedom with their work.
Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) Won’t Be Returning
The biggest highlight of Wonder Woman 1984 has been Steve Trevor’s (Chris Pine) return. While it kept fans baffled since the first trailer dropped the plot wasn’t handled very well in the WW 84.
Trevor returns to Diana thanks to her wish fulfilled by the Dreamstone. He inhibits another person’s body and while the world sees the other person when they look, Diana (and we) surely sees Steve. However, a third return for the character is unlikely. At the end of Wonder Woman 1984, Diana gives up her wish in order to save the world. She regains her powers but loses Steve for sure this time. While we weep Chris Pine might not play a vital part in Diana’s story or Flash could do the trick!
What is the plot for Wonder Woman 3?
The plot details of Wonder Woman 3 are scares at this stage. The announcement was made for the return of Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins returning for a threequel. But by the looks of it, Wonder Woman 3 will be set in the modern-day. Jenkins’ told THR she has a complete idea of what the story is going to be.
While Wonder Woman (2017) was set in the era of World War I. The sequel was set in 80’s so it is quite fitting for the third movie to be set in the 2020s. 2010 is covered in Zack Snyder’s Justice League which is coming to HBO Max in March 2021. With the final part of the trilogy, it’s only fitting for the character to complete its arch in the contemporary setting and Jenkins seems to agree.
Diana Will Have Upgraded Power Set
Wonder Woman in made us awe her beauty, strength and Amazonian warrior skills. Nonetheless in WW 84 Diana explains to Steve that she had been practicing to use powers of Zeus. She made a tea cup invisible once she says, while introducing Wonder Woman’s invisible jet to the audience. The firework sequence looks so amazing as Steve and Diana are flying in an invisible plane.
Furthermore, Diana can now fly. Yes, Wonder Woman finds her ability to fly once she loses Steve again for good and who can miss her lassoing the thunder. Wonder Woman 3 will further explore Diana’s new power set and surely give us a glimpse of peak of her power.
Secrets We Need To Know About Wonder Woman 3
Is A Wonder Woman-Cheetah Team Up On Cards?
A secret that was left uncovered for Wonder Woman 3 is the fate of Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah. Did she abandon her wish like others or not? Cheetah was seen at the end of the movie on a hill in human form. Nonetheless, DC comics are full of Wonder Woman and Cheetah team-ups. So, will Barbara’s Cheetah and Wonder Woman (Diana) team up in Wonder Woman 3 against the next big bad villain? After settling their grudges of course!
Who Will Be The Next Big Bad Villain of Wonder Woman 3?
Patty Jenkins gave us Ares in the first WW movie. In the second she gave us two of her most formidable foes Cheetah and Maxwell Lord. A new villain also means a new actor will be added to the cast nonetheless, Wonder Woman has a decent rogue gallery to choose from. Some villain’s who fit the 20th-century bill are Veronica Cale, Silver Swan, Circe and Doctor Psycho. Jenkins have a lot of time to develop a new Wonder Woman nemesis worthy of the concluding trilogy.
Does Wonder Woman 3 Connect To Larger DC Multiverse?
This is one question on every fan’s mind. With the announcement of an unfolding Multiverse starting with The Flash 2022 will Wonder Women 3 be a multiverse movie. While Gadot was cast by Zack Snyder in the earlier DCEU days, Wonder Woman became a cult classic after his exit. However, Snyder serves as an Executive Producer for both the Wonder Woman movies.
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Now for the Snyder Cut where Diana will be seen as the part of DC trinity, Jenkins is working closely with Snyder to even out the character. This begs the question which all universes do Wonder Woman connects to? She came from Snyder-verse, now is the crown jewel of existing DC franchises coupled with Snyder’s Justice League and a possible cameo in Flash – can Wonder Woman be the connecting tissue of rest of the DC Multiverse storytelling?
Will Lynda Carter Return as Asteria?
WW 1984 didn’t have one but two Wonder Women. Gal Gadot played the titular role during the movie while the end-credit scene brings back first live-action Wonder Woman Lynda Carter.
Carter identifies herself as Asteria whose mythology was explained to Steve by Diana during WW 84. A fearless Amazonian warrior who put her life on stake for the safety of her sisters in arms. The golden eagle armour Diana dons in her final fight with Cheetah belongs to Asteria. While it was an open-ended scene it’s now certainly a question if we would see Gadot and Carter for once together on the big screen.
What Secrets Of DC Multiverse Does Wonder Woman 3 Hold?
Carter’s presence in Wonder Woman 1984 has more to it than meets the eye. While the movie was produced in 2018 the end credit scene surely matches the description of recent DC Multiverse. It’s no news that Batmen Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck will soon don the cowl for Ezra Miller’s The Flash 2022. But Carter’s cameo further begs the question if same treatment can be provided to other properties. In a larger context, if indeed it’s a nod to expansion of DC Multiverse then can we get to see all iterations of Superman together as well? Wonder Woman 3 which will surely arrive after The Flash 2022 will provide fans with the answer.