Development on the Wonder Woman franchise’s third installment will be fast-tracked, Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich, announced in a press release on Sunday.
The third and final installment of the superhero trilogy will be written and directed by Patty Jenkins, who also directed Wonder Woman (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), and will see Gal Gadot reprising the title role she played in both films.
Speaking about the third installment of the DC Comics franchise, Emmerich said, “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.”
The second installment of the American superhero film franchise, Wonder Woman 1984, which had an international theatrical release from December 16 has taken in an estimated $36.1 million globally from 42 markets in release this weekend (including U.S. and Canada) and $16.7 million in box office, makers said, adding that private watch parties and large format screens were the most popular watch options among the consumers with over 10,000 private rentals being booked to watch the film. The film had a dual release in the US on December 25, where Warner Bros exhibited the film simultaneously in theatres and streamed it on HBO Max with an exclusive one-month access period for its US audiences, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“40 markets internationally opened Wonder Woman 1984 in the first two weeks representing 68% of total box office, compared to 2017 with 58 markets representing 77% of total box office for Wonder Woman,” said the press release issued by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. has also announced that nearly half of the HBO Max’s retail subscribers viewed the film on the day it released on the streaming platform, with total viewing hours more than tripling in comparison to a typical day in the previous month.
For the third installment of the Wonder Woman franchise, Warner Bros has not issued a statement yet on the release model that will be followed.