Wonder Woman 3 Finally Moving Ahead?

Wonder Woman 3 director Patty Jenkins says the screenplay is done.

By Nathan Kamal | Published

Wonder Woman 3 appears to finally be taking a step forward, with director Patty Jenkins revealing at the Matera Film Festival that she had just recently finished the screenplay for the movie, according to MovieWeb. Though there will no doubt be many changes between now and the eventual release of Wonder Woman 3, finally getting it all down on paper (at least until the script doctors get to it) is a pretty big step for one of the more mysterious upcoming projects in the DC Universe. Given the massive success of the Wonder Woman movies so far, this could be one of the bigger future films for Warner Bros. Discovery

There has pretty much never been a question of whether Wonder Woman 3 will happen, only when it might actually get made. The first Gal Gadot Wonder Woman movie was released to enormous critical acclaim in 2017, immediately becoming one of the most praised movies in Warner Bro.’s attempts to compete with Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even more importantly, it made over $800 billion at the box office, demonstrating the cinematic appeal of the iconic DC Comics character and launching both Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins to new levels of global fame.

However, the subsequent Wonder Woman 1984 was a different story. It was released at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, which had thrown the theater industry into as much chaos as every other aspect of life at the time. Wonder Woman 1984 was released simultaneously in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service and ended up grossing less than $200 million. 

However, Wonder Woman 1984 was also the single most streamed movie of 2020, which presumably kept studio faith strong in Wonder Woman 3. Since then, Gal Gadot has starred in the ensemble murder mystery Death on the Nile alongside Kenneth Branagh, Armie Hammer, and Letitia Wright, which also fell prey to numerous Covid-19 issues. More notably, she starred in the Netflix original action comedy film Red Notice with Dwayne Johson and Ryan Reynolds, cementing her place as one of the biggest film stars in the world.

Netflix has already greenlit a number of sequels to Red Notice, which are reportedly filming back to back on the assumption that literally everyone on the planet wants to see Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot back together again. Wonder Woman 3 is in a much does not quite to be at the equivalent stage in production, but this is a hopeful step forward for the movie. 

Interestingly, Patty Jenkins also revealed that Wonder Woman 3 would be the conclusion of a three-movie narrative arc, which she said she always had planned on. Apparently, Wonder Woman 3 will also be bringing back Lynda Carter, the star of the 1970s Wonder Woman television series, who previously cameoed in Wonder Woman 1984. Wonder Woman 3 is said to include Lynda Carter as the ancient Amazon warrior Asteria in a more prominent role, but little else is known so far. Hopefully, Patty Jenkins will let a few more crumbs of info on Wonder Woman 3 drop soon.