Wonder Woman 3 given the green light by Warner Bros. with Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot to return
Wonder Woman 3 is being fast-tracked at Warner Bros.
I recently watched Wonder Woman 1984. Spoiler alert, I wasn’t a fan, but that doesn’t mean I’m not a little more than excited (and relieved) to learn that yes, a final installment to the Wonder Woman trilogy has just been announced. And yes, Patty Jenkins will return to write and direct the final movie.
Wonder Woman is one of the greatest superheroes ever conceived and yet her time on the big screen has been both elating and underwhelming. Her debut in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice was the highlight of the film as she swooped in and stole the show from Batman and Superman combined. Her solo outing was received very well among critics and casual viewers alike, grossing a little over $800 million, proving that a movie helmed by a woman with a female director could still drive people to the theater.
Wonder Woman would return in Justice League and take command of her role in the film despite an awful film that would spark outrage among fans, hence the #ReleasetheSnyderCut movement which has led to the actual Snyder Cut version of Justice League arriving for all to see this March on HBO Max.
Now fans have a chance to see the powerful Amazonian soaring through the clouds and saving the day in a fourth film that has received less-than-savory reviews. Yes, some have found the message of Wonder Woman 1984 to be both profound and exactly what they needed this year but there are a lot of people, including myself, who are flabbergasted by the poor quality of the film’s story. The movie is a mess, plain and simple. Whether the film’s many problems are a direct consequence of Patty Jenkins’ control of the movie, I’m not sure, but I do know this. Wonder Woman needs a third movie to redeem her legacy.
After having just watched Wonder Woman today to remind me what a great story featuring the Amazonian warrior looks like, I feel she desperately needs a finale to her trilogy that could allow her character to shine in ways it hasn’t been able to in the past two movies.
For starters, we know for certain that Chris Pine is out of the picture meaning for the first time in the trilogy we could see Diana Prince without a love interest being the central piece of her story. That would give Diana a chance to claim authority over her own story and allow us to see a different side of her. One that sees her taking charge and being that beacon of hope and love for humanity that she promised she would be at the end of Wonder Woman.
The third Wonder Woman film could also feature some formidable antagonists like Circe, a powerful sorceress who uses both illusion and transformative spells. And then there’s Deimos, the God of Dread, who sounds like quite the foe that could give Diana Prince a run for her money.
Of course, there’s quite a bunch of other villains that could be great to see in a trilogy finale but I think we should, in some way, get a chance to see the Amazonians in action again. Maybe in a huge-scale climactic event that features Wonder Woman having to return to Themyscira to fight alongside her fellow female warriors against some sort of force that could be incredible to see on the big screen.
Okay, now my thoughts are rambling. It’s safe to say I am excited about the announcement and I hope that whenever we do get the third Wonder Woman movie it can be awesome.
Wonder Woman 3 swings into multiplexes sometime very soon.
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