Wonder Woman 3 Could Start Filming Next Year, Says Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot, star of Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman films, says that Wonder Woman 3 might begin filming in a year and a half. Gadot first made her way into the DCEU with the release of Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. The studio soon after followed up with a solo Wonder Woman movie in 2017 from director Patty Jenkins, which proved to be a smash hit among both critics and audiences alike. Unfortunately, its sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, was much more negatively received, while also being among the first wave of Hollywood blockbusters to be released on streaming due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plans for a third film to round out Jenkins' trilogy have been in the cards for a while. Jenkins herself announced that the general story arc for Wonder Woman 3 had been mapped out shortly after WW84 completed principal photography in early 2019. Details about the film's plot and cast are still mostly under wraps, though Jenkins and Gadot are confirmed to return for the third installment. Warner Bros. has also announced that they plan to give the movie a traditional theatrical release, unlike WW84.

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In a recent interview with InStyle, Gadot gave a long-awaited update on Wonder Woman 3. She says that the script is currently in development and that filming will "probably start in a year and a half or so." A release window has yet to be confirmed.

In 2020, Lucasfilm announced that Jenkins would direct the next theatrical Star Wars film, titled Rogue Squadron, which would have released sometime in 2023. This led DC fans to question whether or not her commitments to Disney would interfere with the development of Wonder Woman 3, especially with the director also attached to direct a Cleopatra biopic. Since then, Jenkins has stepped down from directing the Cleopatra film, while Lucasfilm has delayed production on Rogue Squadron indefinitely. These circumstances, in conjunction with Gadot's comments, seem to indicate that Wonder Woman 3 will be a priority for the director.

In light of recent rumors regarding the Justice League in the DCEU, Wonder Woman's future in the franchise will be interesting to watch unfold. It's possible that Diana Prince may be one of the few heroes to carry over from Snyder's vision of the DC universe into the new direction Warner Bros. is currently mapping out. Given the changes in the DCEU's continuity as well as the divisive reactions toward WW84Wonder Woman 3 will have a few hurdles to clear before it finally makes its way to the big screen.

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Source: InStyle

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