12:08pm PT by Aaron Couch
'Wonder Woman 2' Setting Teased by Patty Jenkins and DC's Geoff Johns
A small look at Wonder Woman's next big-screen adventure has been revealed.
Wonder Woman executive producer Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer, unveiled a tease on social media that hints at the '80s setting. The tease reads "WW84," suggesting the film will be set in 1984. The first Wonder Woman film was set in 1917 during World War I. Director Patty Jenkins also changed the background of her Twitter account to feature the logo Friday.
Jenkins and star Gal Gadot are returning for the 1980s-set story set against the backdrop of the Cold War. The new film will introduce the villain Cheetah, to be played by Kristen Wiig. Narcos star Pedro Pascal is also among the franchise newcomers. The film has a script by Jenkins, Johns and Dave Callaham.
Wonder Woman was a big hit for Warner Bros. last year, setting numerous records on its way to $821 million worldwide and becoming the top-grossing film of all time from a female filmmaker with solo directing duties. The film also starred Chris Pine as love interest/spy Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Wonder Woman's mother, Hippolyta, and Robin Wright as the warrior Antiope.
On the DC front, Warner Bros. has James Wan's Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, opening Dec. 21. Shazam! is set for April 5, 2019.
A movie based on the Flash is also in the works from Game Night directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.
June 1, 1:28 p.m. Updated to note that Patty Jenkins had also teased the logo.