The Wonder Woman 1984 trailer arrived over the weekend, but the movie doesn't arrive in theaters until next summer. Warner Bros. and director Patty Jenkins already have big plans for the future of the franchise. Not only do they already have plans laid out for Wonder Woman 3, but they've also got a spin-off centered on the Amazons in development. However, it could be a while before we see either project come to fruition.
Patty Jenkins, who directed the first movie and is returning to the sequel, recently made the trip to Brazil to premiere the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer at CCXP. During an interview following the presentation, Jenkins confirmed that they have the story for the next installment in place already, as well as a spin-off, which is mapped out. Here's what Jenkins had to say about it.
"We actually already know the whole story to [Wonder Woman 3] and then some because there is an Amazon [spinoff] movie as well and so we already have it all mapped out. It's just a matter of will we change our minds and when."
Details on the Amazon spin-off are slim for the time being. Diana Prince's home of Themyscira has a deep, rich history that hasn't been explored all that much in the DCEU up to this point. It's easy to see how there would be plenty there for a possible standalone movie, with or without Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman making an appearance.
As for Wonder Woman 3, Patty Jenkins didn't comment further on the precise details of the story, which makes sense, given that the second movie hasn't even come out yet. While it's certainly encouraging for fans to hear that they already have plans to continue the franchise, Jenkins also poured a bit of cold water on the situation. She explained that it's probably going to be a while before things get moving on that front, as she and Gal Gadot both want to take a rest.
"I think what we don't want to do is do it back to back. It's been great doing these two movies back to back, but I think it's important to give it a little rest in between. And I like doing other things in between. And Gal has other things to do. I never want to make decisions too far in advance. We have to see if we both feel like making the movie we think we want to make when the moment comes."
Wonder Woman proved to be a huge success both critically and at the box office in 2017, grossing $821 million. It stands to reason that the sequel should do quite well for itself. But Warner Bros. learned with Justice League not to get too far ahead of themselves, and it's probably smart that they don't put the cart before the horse on this one. Wonder Woman 1984 is set to hit theaters on June 4, 2020. This news comes to us via Collider.