In the least surprising bit of news from Warner Bros.’ panel today at San Diego Comic-Con, a sequel to Wonder Woman has been greenlit.
Wonder Woman isn’t just Warner Bros.’ most successful DC Universe property, it’s also the highest grossing movie of the summer, beating out Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Wonder Woman is also one of the highest-rated films on Rotten Tomatoes and is the DCU’s biggest critical success, with both reviewers and fans.
Director Patty Jenkins has spoken before about how she’d like to return to direct the sequel, confirming that she would like to do another period piece but set it in a different time. Wonder Woman takes place at the end of World War I. At the time of this publishing, it’s unclear if Jenkins will return to direct.
Wonder Woman’s next appearance will be in Justice League, DC and Warner Bros.’ culmination of all the superheroes they’ve introduced over the past few years.
Justice League will be released on Nov. 17.