The first “Wonder Woman” film was set during the first World War, the upcoming second one moves things up to 1984, now filmmaker Patty Jenkins has confirmed that should Diana Prince get a third solo outing on the big screen, it’s dropping the historical element and going to stick to her character in contemporary times.
Speaking with Heat Vision, Jenkins confirms she hasn’t signed on for another yet and brings up the film’s setting:
“I’m not set, but I’m not dying to do another period piece. I’m not planning to put it in the past again, because where are you going to go? You have to go forward. It’s definitely a contemporary story. That’s all I can say. Where we put it and how that gets figured out, I haven’t totally nailed down.”
Whether by contemporary she means before or after the events of ‘Dawn of Justice’ and “Justice League” isn’t clear, though is likely to be after.
Also not clear at the moment is how Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor will be resurrected for the sequel. Jenkins has previously promised it makes sense in the context of the film, but Pine tells ET not to expect him in the third film: “I think Steve’s done. I think Steve’s done his bit. I wish them all the luck in the world.”
“Wonder Woman 1984” will open June 2020.