Published On: Sat, Oct 14th, 2017

‘Wonder Woman 2’ moves ahead, filming in 2018, will be set in 1980s

Warner Bros. will reportedly begin production on Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 2 in June 2018, with the new synopsis confirming the film’s 1980s setting.

The studio officially launched their DC cinematic universe (unofficially known as the DC Extended Universe) last year with Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, introducing the big screen version of Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot.

The actress later reprised her role in Jenkins’ WWI-set origin film, Wonder Woman, earlier this year to both critical and box office success. The film grossed over $821 million at the worldwide box office, so a sequel was certain.

According to a new production listing uncovered by Omega UndergroundWonder Woman 2 is set to begin production in June 2018, thereby giving the sequel plenty of time to meet its scheduled December 2019 release.

“The sequel will be a period piece, with Princess Diana facing off against the Soviet Union during the 1980s,” the outlet noted. “Wonder Woman 2 is set to release December 13th, 2019″

Geoff Johns and studio veteran Jon Berg, who has a close relationship with new Batman Ben Affleck, plan to carry the more positive tone forward into the upcoming DC films, including this year’s Justice League.

“There’s intense scrutiny on everything we do, particularly in this world, in the DC superhero universe,” said Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution for Warner Bros. in an interview Vanity Fair. “The trick for us was to broaden out this movie beyond the core audience of superhero fans. The balance we were trying to find was [to market] a superhero film that transcended the genre, that worked both for males and females, and never denigrated the proposition. That didn’t play into any of the baggage, the cliches.”

Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Ezra Miller as The Flash.

Up next for Warner/DCU is Aquaman, set for next year, followed by The Flash, a Shazam/Black Adam film with Dwayne Johnson starring and a standalone Cyborg film. Another Superman film and solo Batman are also moving ahead with Joss Whedon set to helm a Batgirl movie.

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