MOVIE NEWS – But first, before Wonder Woman 3 she has to get busy directing ‘Rogue Squadron’ for the ‘Star Wars’ saga.
In the last few months, just after Wonder Woman 1984 was to inaugurate the controversial hybrid model of Warner and HBO Max (according to which the films would be released simultaneously in theaters and streaming), its director Patty Jenkins has emerged as a great defender of the theatrical experience, without sparing herself the disqualifications towards Netflix and other platforms. She did so once she had already agreed to join Disney to direct a Star Wars film, and shortly after the first rumors spread that Wonder Woman 1984 would have a sequel. Finally, this has been confirmed: we will have Wonder Woman 3, as revealed by the director during the recent DC FanDome, where she spoke with actress Lynda Carter.
Carter played the superheroine in a classic 1970s series, and DC allowed her to have a role in the Wonder Woman sequel. The role was brief, but very juicy: towards the end of the film we discovered that Carter was Asteria, a legendary warrior from Thermyscira whose armor had ended up minutes before in the hands of the protagonist. She was, therefore, an idol for Diana Prince, and it would not be unreasonable to assume that she would appear again in Wonder Woman 3. The talk held by Carter and Jenkins has deepened this possibility: “We are very excited about Wonder Woman 3,” said Carter in reference to Jenkins, herself and Gal Gadot, the leading actress who unfortunately could not attend the event.
“I can’t wait for you to talk about Wonder Woman 3,” Carter told Jenkins at the time, and Jenkins replied, “You can’t wait for me to say absolutely nothing.” That is, the film is too far along for Jenkins to go into details, which hasn’t stopped the two from talking about Carter’s presence in the corresponding sequel. “Who would have thought in my life, at this point in my life, that this gift would be presented to me just like that,” said a Carter totally in love with the character, according to media such as ComicBook. “It’s much more than a character, it’s an idea and an essence”. That’s all we’ve heard about Wonder Woman 3, even if we can sense that the film still has some time ahead of it.
Not only because of how crowded the DC Universe seems to be (there are releases scheduled until 2023, highlighting The Batman, The Flash or Black Adam), but also because of Gal Gadot and the director’s own schedule. While the first will premiere next year on Netflix Red Alert, Jenkins plans to get with the aforementioned Star Wars film, titled Rogue Squadron. Aside from this project, which would be written by Matthew Robinson (Of Love and Monsters) and released on December 22, 2023, both Jenkins and Gadot have declared their interest in collaborating again for a new version of Cleopatra.