The power of “Wonder Woman” continues to grow with Warner Bros. announcing a sequel set for December 13, 2019, according to Variety.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film wielded the top spot with $103 million, a record for a female director. Unlike “Man of Steel” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, “Wonder Woman” became a shining beacon of hope, light, love, and goodness for the DC Extended Universe, as critics and audiences continues to believe that the world DOES deserve “Wonder Woman” on the big screen. Set during World War I, the film follows Princess Diana of Theymscira (Gal Gadot) hearing the calling of both London and war: leaving Paradise Island to accompany American spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) to stop in the name of all that is good against the Germans and god of war Ares in “the war to end all wars”.
With a domestic gross of $390 million dollars, “Wonder Woman” uses all her right and might against Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2” in becoming this summer’s blockbuster – not to mention becoming the second highest-grossing film of 2017 after “Beauty and the Beast”.
It has been indeed a week of “Wonder Woman” with Jenkins and Lynda Carter sharing the same birthday on July 24. Carter defined the role with the television series that aired on ABC and CBS from 1975 to 1979. The actress, 66, continues to inspire generations of sisterhood with reruns in syndication (“Wonder Woman” airs on Me-TV every Saturday night) that follows the ultimate female superhero fighting for the red-white-blue against the forces of evil: from the Nazis in World War II to organized crime, terrorism and corruption as a government agent in the 20th century.
Gal, who made her debut in “Batman v. Superman”, returns as Wonder Woman this fall as a founding member of the “Justice League”. The film comes out November 17.