There’s not much that DC Comics’ Wonder Woman and Marvel’s Hulk have in common. One is an Amazon princess who is as graceful as she is deadly while the other is a rampaging monster, like pure rage given flesh. However, it seems they may soon share one more thing in common, and that’s only having one solo movie in their respective cinematic universes.
The upcoming Wonder Woman movie will be Princess Diana’s (Gal Gadot) first live-action film adventure. Rather than being set in the present day of the DC Extended Universe, the film flashes back to World War I to tell Wonder Woman’s origin story.
Many fans have assumed that more Wonder Woman movies will follow that will take place after the events Justice League, similar to how Marvel Studios told Captain America's World War II origin, then featured him in The Avengers, and then followed his further adventures through the present day.
It turns out that may not be the case. During the Warner Bros. panel at WonderCon on Saturday, DC Films head and Wonder Woman screenwriter Geoff Johns was asked about possible sequels to Wonder Woman. Johns simply replied, “I can’t confirm that.”
It isn’t unusual for studio heads to avoid being specific about future film plans. That’s understandable considering how these plans are often in a constant state of flux, which is why studios tend to roll them out to the public slowly and with carefully planned announcements.
However, those executives usually try to at least put a positive spin on things by encouraging fans to be on alert for future announcements, or by reminding those fans that anything is possible. This is why Johns’ reply, which is pretty neutral, seems disconcerting by comparison.
Still, Warner Bros. is likely waiting to see how well the first Wonder Woman does before confirming any plans for a sequel. Considering how much turnover there’s been with The Batman, it is probably wise for the studio to take things at its own pace.
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Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins, from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg & Geoff Johns, story by Heinberg & Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs, and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner and David Thewlis.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters June 2, 2017.