Warner Bros. and DC Films seem to have a bit of a problem. They can’t seem to resist teasing audiences about the future, all the while not having much of a leg to stand on in terms of their current slate of films. Years ago, we were given a slate of nine or so films in the DC Extended Universe. Now, the back half of that slate has changed drastically, with films being dropped, added delayed, and rearranged left and right. As a result, they’re looking pretty silly right now, all because they counted their chickens before they hatched.
Right now, the next film slated to hit theaters is Wonder Woman, and there is a lot riding on this one. After three polarizing-to-negatively received films in their universe, there are a good number of folks who have just about given up on the DCEU, so this is the one that needs to sway fans the other way. With that in mind, are they in the best position to, once again, count their chickens before they hatch?
Recently, Twitter user Arthur Wong took to social media service to reveal that Zack Snyder said there would be a Wonder Woman 2:
If you’re like me, your first question is “who is this Arthur Wong person and why should we trust him.” Sure, we don’t know who he is, but prior to that post, Wong posted photos at a red carpet premiere in Shanghai, where Zack and Deborah Snyder were present.
As it stands, it seems to check out that the Snyders would say something. It’s just surprising that they would discuss a Wonder Woman 2 this early in the game, when we really don’t know how the first film will perform.
Now, there does need to be two asterisks attached to this statement. The first is that while it looks like Wong was present at this, there is no real proof that the Snyders actually said this. Second, even if they HAD said something, one could hardly consider this a confirmation, as everything will rest on the performance of this first movie. If we had a nickel for every film that set up a sequel that was ultimately never made, we’d all be rich.
What do you think of these statements? Do you think this was a wise idea for them to show THIS level of confidence? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2, 2017.
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SOURCE: Arthur Wong DCEU (via Twitter)