This weekend has seen fans adapt to consuming movies in a new way with WW84. On the heels of that release WB confirms WW3 is being developed. Also in a statement, WB confirmed that Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins would return as star and director respectively. WB also appears to very happy with how WW84 has sold to audiences. Though, a check online will quickly tell you that the WW84 reviews have been less positive.
The general feeling I get from fans who have seen WW84 is one of two opinions. ‘It was cheesy and campy, but I still liked it’, or ‘it was awful and felt like a CW TV show’. Yes, I see some comments absolutely praising the movie as well, though they’re few and far between. Overall, my thoughts are that WW84 has not been well received by the majority of fans. However does that even really matter to WB?
Andy Forssell, executive vice president and general manager of WarnerMedia Direct-to-Consumer, expressed excitement about how well WW84 actually performed.
“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. The interest and momentum we’re seeing indicates this will likely continue well beyond the weekend. During these very difficult times, it was nice to give families the option of enjoying this uplifting film at home, where theater viewing wasn’t an option.”
Things must have gone even better than expected, because almost immediately WB made the announcement that WW3 was a go.
Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich said,
“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 to continue her story with our real-life Wonder Women — Gal and Patty — who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy.”
So there you have it, no release date, but WB confirms WW3 is being developed with Gadot and Jenkins returning. What did you think of WW84 if you got the chance to see it? Alas, in the U.K. I don’t have the chance until next week. Thoughts below as always.