The much-awaited trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 finally debuted on Sunday at the Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and while there’s still six months before the movie opens in theaters, fans are already wondering whether the film series is getting a third installment.
While Warner Bros. has yet to officially greenlight Wonder Woman 3, franchise director Patty Jenkins revealed during a roundtable interview at CCXP that they already have a story for the possible third film and the potential Amazon-set spinoff movie.
“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,” Jenkins said. “It’s just a matter of will we change our minds and when.”
Unfortunately for fans, Jenkins said that the gap between Wonder Woman 1984 and Wonder Woman 3 would be longer than the wait between the first two movies, as she and Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot both want to take a bit of a break after the second film to make sure that fans won’t get tired of Diana Prince too quickly.
“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,” Jenkins explained. “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.”
When asked if the break would last for three to four years, Jenkins said that “it would not be two.”
Though the greenlight for Wonder Woman 3 largely depends on how well Wonder Woman 1984 would perform at the box office, it’s very likely that the sequel would be a blockbuster hit given the critical and commercial success of the first movie, which grossed $821 million worldwide.
While plot details about the potential Wonder Woman 3 are being kept under wraps, Jenkins told The Hollywood Reporter in January that the potential third film won’t be set in the past. “I’m not doing another period piece,” Jenkins said at the time. “I’m not planning to put it in the past again, because where are you going to go? You have to go forward. It’s definitely a contemporary story. That’s all I can say. Where we put it and how that gets figured out, I haven’t totally nailed down.”
Wonder Woman 1984, which also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta, among many others, is set to premiere on June 5th, 2020.