Wonder Woman 2 fast-forwards to 1984 with new logo, setting teased by Geoff Johns
Speaking of WW2 details, Kristen Wiig is on board as the iconic villain Cheetah in the new movie. And she will be joined by franchise newcomer Pedro Pascal (Narcos)
In her first big-screen adventure, Gal Gadot's Diana Prince was hurled into the middle of World War I, to be precise around 1917. With her solo outing proving to be this major box-office performer, DC/Warner Bros seized the opportunity and announced a sequel to the Wonder Woman franchise.
Now, that the second installment is in works, there's a growing anticipation about the plot, cast details and setting of the second Wonder Woman movie — which over the time has been duly banked on by director Patty Jenkins and DC Entertainment president, Geoff Johns.
Most recently though, the creative heads took to social media with a major spoiler bomb. Not only did Jenkins and Johns teased what looks like the logo for 'Wonder Woman 2' but also subtly let slip some crucial information about the plot setting for Diana's upcoming adventure.
Teasing the 80s setting of the DC film, Johns updated his cover photo, which strategically read "WW84". This seems to be a pivotal clue as to the exact year when the course of events takes place in 'Wonder Woman 2' - a further nod to the Cold War backdrop against which the Gadot-Jenkins film unfolds.
"This film set in the '80s, she has to deal with the temptation of our world, and face extraordinary odds," Jenkins had previously said, explaining the WWII-driven plot of Wonder Woman 2. However, other than this and some update about the cast, most details are kept tightly-guarded at the moment.
Speaking of cast additions, Kristen Wiig is on board as the iconic villain Cheetah in the new movie. And she will be joined by franchise newcomer Pedro Pascal (Narcos).
"So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It’s true! So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family. Can't wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned. #Cheetah!!! @GalGadot," Jenkins had confirmed via a tweet.
While Wonder Woman 2 prepares to bring in the same figures as the 2017 debut movie, which grossed $821 million internationally; DC has some other releases scheduled in its arsenal as well.
Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, releases on Dec 21, 2018 while Shazam! hits theaters on April 5, 2019, followed by Wonder Woman 2 on Nov 1, 2019.