Last month, Warner Bros. released Wonder Woman, the first female-led superhero film in the current generation of superhero films. Given the big name behind the Wonder Woman brand, and many fans’ desire to see a lady up at the forefront, it was assumed the film would do pretty well at the box office. However, the studio couldn't predict just how successful it would be. Yes, given the amount of resources they put into the movie, you know they wanted it to be a big hit, but the film has since gone on to be one of the most successful genre films in recent history. I think it’s safe to say that it’s had quite an unpredictable staying power in terms of its box office presence.
Wonder Woman has gone on to outperform both Man of Steel and Suicide Squad worldwide (it’s currently the highest grossing DCEU film domestically), and it may even be on its way to breaking $800 million. It’s still a ways away from hitting Batman v Superman’s own $872 million worldwide cume, but considering Wonder Woman managed what it did without the help of either Batman or Superman in terms of its branding, that’s pretty darn good. A sequel was immediately said to be in the works, though we still don’t know when that sequel would hit.
Well, it sounds like that’ll only be the case for less than a week or so. In a recent report from THR, the outlet named Wonder Woman as the third-biggest Warner Bros. release of all time, and went on to say that “if all goes as planned” Warner Bros. and DC will announce an actual release date for Wonder Woman 2 at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, which starts later this week.
We’re not quite sure what could possibly change between now and later this week, so unless there’s something one of THR’s sources got wrong (and they’re generally pretty trustworthy), it sounds like we’ll be getting a release date sooner rather than later. This seems to contradict previous reports that stated DC Films would be in a holding pattern until they saw the performance of Justice League, but given the success of Wonder Woman, it’s understandable. We also wouldn’t be shocked if they took this opportunity to officially announce that Patty Jenkins would be returning as director for the sequel.
Warner Bros.’ panel is Saturday at 11:30am in Hall H.
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