Wonder Woman 3 has been given the green-light following early box office success of the sequel Wonder Woman 1984 released on Boxing Day.
Actor Gal Gadot and writer/director Patty Jenkins will both return for the final instalment of the DC Comics trilogy.
Studio Warner Bros. made the announcement today, after surprisingly solid box office figures despite the coronavirus pandemic closing many movie theatres across the globe.
“As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984, we are excited to be able to continue her story with our real life Wonder Women — Gal and Patty — who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy,” said Warner Bros. chief excutive Toby Emmerich.
The film made $US85 million in ticket sales worldwide in just a few days, and was also released on US streaming platform HBO Max, with 12.6 million subscribers streaming it on the first day.
Warner Media chief Andy Forssell said the numbers “broke records and exceeded their expectations”.
Wonder Woman 1984 sequel attracted mixed reviews. While many critics have praised it, others have been critical of plotline concerns.
PerthNow critic Ben O’Shea said the 151 minute long film’s plot was “convoluted”.
“In desperate need of a good edit at 151 minutes the film’s convoluted plot doesn’t deliver the kind of payoff needed to justify or contextualise everything that came before,” O’Shea said.
“And despite the return of visionary director Patty Jenkins, this sequel just doesn’t match the spectacle or emotion of the 2017 original. Nor does it really make good use of its 1980s setting, beyond a few fun fashion throwbacks, which must be viewed as a missed opportunity.
“Not the film Gadot or the fans deserved but, in a year like this we should happily take any decent blockbuster we can get.”