Wonder Woman 2 is happening, this is confirmed by its one of the producers, Zack Snyder
Wonder Woman 2 has a lot of stakes to cover and it is supposed to set a new benchmark for sequels-done-right. With such kinds of grounds to win, let’s see what Zack Snyder has to say about it.
Recently, a woman oriented supernatural movie has badly affected the aftermath of box-office of many threequels of big Hollywood franchises. Yes! You are thinking right, I am talking about DC Entertainment’s latest released movie, Wonder Woman.
This is all because of its inspiring and great storyline that increases its craze among audience and they are wanting more. This is why, there are many speculation related to Wonder Woman 2.
But, at this moment no one related to DC Entertainment have leaked any thing related to Wonder Woman 2. Still there are rumor that before releasing of all upcoming projects of DC Entertainment, there will be Wonder Woman 2 on silver screens. At this moment there is a big list of DC Entertainment movies.
After releasing of Wonder Woman, Justice League is going to release on 17th November 2017. After that, there is a big queue of DCEU movies, which includes Aquaman (on 27th July 2018), Shazam (on 5th April 2019), Justice League 2 (on 14th June 2019), Cyborg (on 3rd April 2020) and Green Lantern Corps (24th July 2020).
Along with these movies, DCEU has also announced some other solo or standalone superheroe projects, like The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2.
So, it has jam-packed schedule of upcoming projects. But, the responses of audience and critics are constraining its producers to think about Wonder Woman 2 and bring it more earlier than other projects.
Wonder Woman 2 Tidings
Expected Storyline of Wonder Woman 2
Expectation of New Antagonists
As Wonder Woman movie has already showed the potential of women oriented supernatural movies, so there is expectation that in the 2nd part we might she our favorite, Diana Prince/ Wonder Woman, standing against a woman antagonist, which is as powerful as Wonder Woman.
There are two names of main antagonists for Wonder Woman 2 are revolving in the mind of its fans, critics or in the mind of its makers, which are Cheetah and Circe. Both are the famous foes of Diana / Wonder Woman. The comic books of DC, related to these characters have been sold by hand among its fans. So, there is strong believe that one of them or both of them might be the part of Wonder Woman 2.
The readers, who don’t know about these characters, then let me introduce them to you. Cheetah is the most notorious and dangerous foes of Wonder Woman. Before becoming Cheetah, she is an archaeologist, Barbara Ann Minerva. But, due to a cursed of an ancient totem, she turned into devilish half-woman, which is half-cat monstrosity.
Whereas, Circe is related to Greek Mythology. It is a vixen, who become a witch and has grudge against Amazon. This might be formidable foes for Wonder Woman as she has upgraded many heroine’s villains of Wonder Woman.
If one out of these two characters become the part of Wonder Woman 2 then it will be like icing on the cake for its fans. Because both of these antagonists are more powerful, dark and crazy. That will bring interest of audience in this part of Wonder Woman.
Expectation of The Same Antagonist
There are some questions left by this movie, whose answers might be unmasked in Wonder Woman 2. Like, whether Ares died or not. Will Diana Returns to paradise island? What happened to Doctor Poison? What impact of Steve death will on Diana? And the most important what will be the next Sept of Diana after World War I? Will she take part in World War II or not?
There is one more good news that one of its producers, Zack Snyder, has also confirmed on a red carpet that Wonder Woman 2 is also on the chart of Warner Bros. next projects. While, Deborah Snyder has confirmed that next women centric movie of Warner Bros. will be Batgirl instead of Wonder Woman 2. That means, we have to wait long for Wonder Woman 2.
But, not her action because she is retiring back very soon in Justice League, which is releasing at the end of this year. In this movie, we will she her fighting against many odd people for getting Justice for all. We will she her in action with other superheroes of DC Universe. That will definitely a full cake of entertainment for its fans.
This movie will definitely take DCEU to the same level of Marvels movies. You can watch its trailer, here.
Justice League Trailer One
Justice League Trailer Two
Wonder Woman 2 Star Cast
Right now, it hasn’t been declared by its maker that whether Wonder Woman 2 is developing or not, or who will be the next antagonist. So, it is very hard to predict its star cast. But one thing is clear that the lead actress of this movie, Gal Gadot, will remain its lead. That means, we will again see her in a super costume of Wonder Woman in its next part.
Along with her, we might also see some other characters of its first part but in Wonder Woman 2, the time period will change. So, hardly we see the same star cast.
There might also be cross-over of some other superheroes of DC Comics, like Batman, SuperMan, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Lantern and others. If any of them are the part of this movie then we will see stars, like Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg) and others.
Let’s hope that we will see some amazing star cast in Wonder Woman 2, like the first part. If there is presence of any other superheroes of DC then it will be better for the fans.
Wonder Woman 2 Release Date
As we know that, at this moment whole schedule of DCEU is jam-packed, but still there are some gape in its schedule, where Women Woman 2 might adjust, like Winter 2018, 2019 and 2020. These slots might also goes to other un-schedule projects of DCEU, which we have already mentioned above.
If Wonder Woman 2 get released with in these release date then it will be best for its fans otherwise its fans have to wait more for this movie.
Wonder Woman 2 Production Companies and Distributor
Wonder Woman movie was presented by DC Films, Atlas Entertainment, Cruel and Unusual Films, Tencent Pictures and Wanda Pictures. All these companies have earned a huge profit from this movie and so they will not leave another chance to encash its popularity. Hence, we might again see the same production banners for Wonder Woman 2.
While, like other DCEU movies, Wonder Woman 2 will also distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures all across the world. It has all rights of this standalone superhero movie series with other movies of DCEU.
Crew Members of Wonder Woman 2 Movie
The first part of this upcoming movie franchise was produced by a team of Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle. All of them are well aware of this movie’s calibre and so, they might again produce it with great budget.
The direction of this movie was its life. So, this responsible opportunity might again go into the hand of Patty Jenkins. She has also showed his desire to direct another movie of this franchise.
After this movie, she has also won the title of directing highest grossing women directed movie. For achieving this place, she overpass the previous record of Sam Taylor-Johnson, whose Fifty Shades of Grey had grossed $571 million in 2015.
She will also write Wonder Woman 2 with Geoff Johns. While, the first part was written by Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs. While, Allan Heinberg has also written its screenplay.
Whereas, Matthew Jensen might again handle the work of cinematographer and Martin Walsh will again do the work of an editor.
What is Forcing DCEU to Convert Wonder Woman into a Franchise
The Wonder Woman was released on May 15, 2017 in Shanghai and on June 2, 2017 in United States and other countries of the world. At the time of its release, this movie has faced great competition from many other released movies of big franchise.
Even though it managed to make its stake among audience and critics. The main reason of its success is good mouth of words from critics, while other movies of big franchise failed to received that. It has achieved the most appreciated reviews from critics in DCEU’s history.
Competition From Pre-Released Movies
Before this movie, manga budget and mega starer movies, like Alien: Covenant of Fox, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales of Disney and Baywatch of Paramount, were released and acquired some screens, but the release of Wonder Woman Deteriorated the aftermath of these movies on box-office and raised at top on its opening day, weekend and week.
It grossed $147 million on its first week. It release with another big budget animation movie of Fox, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, which also failed to compete with it.
Competition From Post-Released Movies
In the next week, the reboot of Mummy franchise, The Mummy of Tom Cruise, was released, which did also not able to affect its gross and it remained top grossing movie of this week. In the 2nd week it managed to grossed $86 million.
After that, threequels of Disney’s one of the best animation movie franchise, Cars, affected its business in its first week, but not the whole. It still managed to collect handsome amount of money from box-office.
After that Transforms 5 was released, which also not able to affect its gross and till 27 June 2017, this movie managed to gross $653 million and become the 5th highest grosser of 2017. It is grossing like a lion and within few days it will definitely overpass the gross of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is slightly far from its gross.
The gross of this movie will affect little more by upcoming movies, like Despicable Me 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming and War for the Planet of the Apes.
Due to this much collection, Wonder Woman become the highest grossing movie of DC in Imax Cinemas. It has grossed $18 million worldwide and $9 million in domestic market.
Along with the gross, it has received very positive and strong reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave it 92% approval on the basis of 306 reviews and gave it average ratings of 7.5 out of 10. Metacritic gave it 76 out of 100 on the basis of 50 reviews of critics.
CinemaScore gave it A grade from its scale A+ to F. While, IMDb gave it 8.1/10 on the basis of 147,665 votes of IMDb’s viewers.
Wonder Woman Storyline
Diana at her Hometown
This movie has the story of origin of Wonder Woman from Diana of Amazon. She has been brought up by her mother and other powerful women of her breeds, who live at an island, Amazon. These women were created by the god of Mount Olympus for protecting humankind.
In the past, there was a son of god Zeus, Ares fought war against Zeus and other gods, but in the end Zeus stuck him down. But in this war, he also got injured and before succumbing by his injuries, he leaves the Amazon with the whole powers to defeat Godkiller.
The new queen of Amazon is Hippolyta, who thinks that Area will never returns and this is why, she keeps her daughter Diana forbid from weapon training, but Diana keeps doing her training with her aunt General Antiope in secretive way.
Once, a pilot, Captain Steve Trevor, struck in airplane crash and Diana rescues her and bring her to Amazon. After Steve, German cruiser are also reached to Amazon while pursuing him. This brings a war between German cruiser and Amazon’s people. In the end, Diana and her team won the war, but in this war she has to loss her aunt and teacher, General Antiope, who takes Daina’s bullet on herself.
After that, Steve tells about himself that he has stolen a notebook of Spanish chemist, Isabel Maru, which has secrets related to dangerous and deadliest mustard gas. This is ordered by General Erich Ludendorff. He also told that the whole humankind is on the danger of World War I.
Diana in The Original World
The people of Amazon think that war is creating by Ares. To stop them, Diana and Steve go to London and handed over it to Supreme War Council, which also includes Sir Patrick Morgan. He is the one, who tries to negotiate with German for an armistice.
When Diana explain Sir Patrick about mustard gas then he recruits spy Sameer, marksman Charlie and a smuggler chief for their help to prevent the release of this gas.
Mean While, we also see the love relationship or intimate scenes between the characters Steve and Diana. After that, Diana and Steve spilt into two team. Steve and others goes to detonates the mustard gas at safe altitude in which he sacrificed himself.
While, Diana goes to killed Ludendorff as she thought he is a Ares. But, Sir Patrick appears as Ares and gets began the World War I and Diana couldn’t do anything.
After that, he tells to Diana that the World War I should be done because of greedy and corruption of human. He also breaks Diana’s sword and manipulates her to become Godkiller. But, when Diana Recalls her memories with Steve, she understands that there are many good people like Steve and for them she have to fight against Ares and defeats her. This brings peace in the world and end of World War I and the movie too.
Wonder Woman Star Cast
As we have already told you that the lead actress of this movie is Gal Gadot. She is playing the lead role of Diana/ Wonder Woman. She looks very pretty, strong and rough in this role. While, other lead stars of this movie are: –
- Chris Pine (Steve Trevor)
- Connie Nielsen (Hippolyta)
- Robin Wright (Antiope)
- Danny Huston (Ludendorff)
- David Thewlis (Sir Patrick)
- Saïd Taghmaoui (Sameer)
- Lucy Davis (Etta)
- Ewen Bremner (Charlie)
- Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe) and many others.
All of them have done full justice to their characters. This is the reason that this movie is receiving great appreciation from audience as well as critics. That was hardly happened for DCEU’s movies. There performance are very amazing, but as the part will go on different time zone, so it will hard for its casting team to recast all of them.
Budget, Locations of Filming and Runtime of Wonder Woman
This movie has an estimated budget of $149 million, which is very less as compared to other superheroes-based movies of DC and Marvels. Even though this PG-13 rated movie has grossed handsome amount of money on Domestic as well as overseas market.
This movie has filmed in many beautiful locations. The principal photography of this movie was started on 21st November 2015 and most of the part of this movie was filmed in the sets, like Lower Halstow, Kent, Australia House, and, in Southern Italy, Castel del Monte and Camerota.
Name of the countries and cities, where this movie was filmed, were: –
- Castel del Monte, Andria, Bari, Apulia, Italy
- Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK
- Palinuro, Centola, Salerno, Campania, Italy
- Louvre Museum, Paris, France
- Matera, Basilicata, Italy and many other places of Italy, UK and France.
As we knows that the average runtime of any movie is about 1.40-1.50 hours and this movie also runtime of 1 hour 41 minutes.
Why Should We Watch it
Wonder Woman has created milestone in women oriented superhero movies. It succeeded to show that if the content and acting is mind-blowing then doesn’t matter whether the lead role is playing by men or women. This will bring more flexibility and balance between men and women celebrities in Hollywood Industry.
This movie is inspiring and emotional too. The VFX is same as other DC Entertainment Universe. But, the best thing is that its maker has done lots of homework, before making it. Like other movies of Marvels that was missing in its previous movies, like Suicide Squad, Dawn of Justice and other movies.
The acting of Gal Gadot as superhero, who is more tough then Superman or any other superheroes of DC. Her intense look and furious action is the actual life of this movie and other stars are like icing on a cake. They also do their job with perfection.
Wonder Woman Based On
The story of this movie is much inspired from Disney’s incarnation, The Little Mermaid. That makes it much more interesting then any other DC movies. It was also inspired from a TV series of the same title. Even the dress of Gal Gadot is totally similar to a dress of Lynda Carter, who wore it in one of the episode of that TV series.
In this movie, Gal is also appearing more pretty and gorgeous. There is a charm on her face, which shows the innocence of her character. Some where we can also she her anger face, which makes her more powerful.
The beautiful and scenic locations have also released its impact on the audience and environmental lover image of Wonder Woman. There are many eye catching locations, which fills many colors to this movie. Specially, the war zone scenes in the climax of this movie.
The costume of this movie has also impressed the audience very much. There is a fact related to this costume of Wonder Woman that the costume designers put green screen around her belly to hide Gal Gadot’s baby bump. As she was pregnant while, shooting this movie.
Still this movie is screening on the theatres of America and as per its performance, there are full chances that it will stick on some theatres by the end of this year. So, you can enjoy it again and again in theatres and feel the joy and adventure of Wonder Woman by your eyes on big screen of cinemas.
I hope you find this aeticle little valuable for you and for more updates related to Wonder Woman 2 release date and movie then stay tuned with us. Till then you can enjoy the trailer of Wonder Woman movie, here.
Wonder Woman 2 Trailer