Wonder Woman 3 seems like a foregone conclusion. The DC superhero has been an extremely successful character for Warner Bros., and the ending of Wonder Woman 1984 definitely leaves us at a place where a follow-up seems necessary. We have done our best to scour the internet for every bit of info we could find out about the next installment in the series.
Here is everything we know about Wonder Woman 3.
GAL GADOT GIVES A SCRIPT UPDATE
Speaking to Forbes in April 2022, Gal Gadot gave a long-awaited update on the script for Wonder Woman 3. Her update was short on details, but confirmed the movie is in the works. “We’re talking!” Gadot said. “We’re actually in the mix of working on the script and getting the third one made, so it’s all wheels are working and turning and I’m super, super excited for the fans to come and watch Wonder Woman 3 once it’s made.”
JASON MOMOA RUMORED TO APPEAR
In November 2021, rumors bubbled to the surface that Jason Momoa will star in Wonder Woman 3 as Aquaman. That Hashtag Show claimed they had inside information the villain of the film will be the powerful demigod Arion. Whatever the bad guy’s plan is, it will cause trouble in both Diana’s homeland of Themyscira and Atlantis, bringing Aquaman into the film. Time will tell if this the case or just random guessing.
GAL GADOT IS CONFIRMED TO RETURN
Shortly after the release of Wonder Woman 1984 there was an official announcement that Wonder Woman 3 was a done deal. Warner Bros. announced the third film after seeing the returns for Wonder Woman 1984 and they have made it clear that Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins will be back. Exactly how involved they will be in the story and directing remains to be seen, but this is a pretty clear indication that the studio is happy with the franchise and wants to see it continue forward with the two central figures that have helped make it a success.
WHO IS DIRECTING WONDER WOMAN 3?
Obviously, everyone expects Patty Jenkins to return to the director’s chair for Wonder Woman 3. She has directed the last two films – Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984 – and even contributed to the story and script for the last installment. However, her return was not exactly a guarantee at the time of the announcement that a third movie was coming. Jenkins had expressed a desire to return to the franchise, but she was worried about the film being put straight to streaming and not getting a proper theatrical distribution. This was brought on by Warner Bros.’ entire 2021 theatrical slate opening on HBO Max simultaneously as well as opening in traditionally theatrical release.
While Warner Bros has said that 2022 releases for major films will be in theaters, 2020 proved there are no guarantees for movie releases going forward. There is no indication whether or not Warner Bros. plans to permanently make this their distribution model, but if they did, it sounded like Patty Jenkins would avoid Wonder Woman 3. Hopes were high that audiences would be able to see Patty Jenkins return to possibly close out a trilogy and leave her incarnation of this iconic character on a high note. She has certainly done that with Wonder Woman 1984 (read our 5-star review), but it would be awesome for her to come back for one last go-around with Diana Prince.
Notably, Jenkins is in high demand right now. She is currently set to direct Star Wars: Rogue Squadron as well as a new take on Cleopatra, so her availability could end up being an issue for Wonder Woman 3.
Despite these other projects, both Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot officially confirmed that they would be returning for Wonder Woman 3 in October of 2021 during DC’s FanDome event. While new information on the threequel has been scarce, they assured audiences that the movie was still coming and the pair were both still involved.