Simply two days after Surprise Lady 1984 hit theaters and HBO Max, Warner Bros. says it has put the third installment within the franchise on the quick monitor. Gal Gadot will reprise her function as Diana Prince/Surprise Lady and Patty Jenkins will as soon as once more write and direct, Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich mentioned in a statement Sunday.
“As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984, we are excited to be able continue her story with our real life Wonder Women – Gal and Patty – who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy,” Emmerich mentioned.
Based on Warner Bros., Surprise Lady 1984’s opening weekend went higher than anticipated, promoting $16.7 million in tickets in 2,100 theaters in North America, regardless of the coronavirus pandemic restrictions nonetheless in impact in lots of cities. The movie was released simultaneously on HBO Max, the place it is going to play for a month earlier than persevering with in theaters.
“Wonder Woman 1984 broke records and exceeded our expectations across all of our key viewing and subscriber metrics in its first 24 hours on the service, and the interest and momentum we’re seeing indicates this will likely continue well beyond the weekend,” mentioned Andy Forssell of WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer division.
The primary Surprise Lady movie— a part of the DC Prolonged Universe— was launched in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim, grossing greater than $800 million on the worldwide field workplace. The opening date for WW 1984 was pushed back several times because of the coronavirus pandemic earlier than Warner determined to have it drop on HBO Max and theaters on the identical time.
To this point, evaluations of WW 1984, which additionally stars Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, and Chris Pine, have been somewhat mixed.