Wonder Woman 1984 finally came out this Christmas Day and it’s already being hailed as the saving grace for theaters around the world. The film’s box office numbers are pretty impressive, considering the circumstances, and its sequel is already on the way.
This announcement comes shortly after Wonder Woman 1984 made $85 million worldwide since its release on December 25th. Patty Jenkins will be in charge of directing the threequel, with Gal Gadot returning to the lead role.
Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, credited the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984 as the driving force behind the early plans for the third movie. “We are excited to be able to continue her story with our real-life Wonder Women—Gal and Patty—who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy,” stated Emmerich.
Wonder Woman 1984 simultaneously premiered in theaters and on HBO Max, where it also had an impressive showing. According to WarnerMedia reports, nearly half of the subscribers of this streaming platform viewed the film on the day of its arrival, in addition to millions of viewers tuning in via cable, wireless, or other partner services.