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Hell hath no fury like an Amazon, and there's no greater Amazonian warrior than Diana Prince. Wonder Woman smashed the box office like a wrecking ball this summer, and (as so often is the case in Hollywood) that means a sequel is pretty much a guarantee at this point. With that in mind, we have put together a handy guide to everything that you need to know about Diana Prince's next foray into the world of solo movies -- following her upcoming team-up outing in Zack Snyder's Justice League. Check out our guide, and let us know how excited you are for Wonder Woman 2 in the comments below! Now, without further ado, let's kick this off with one of the most pressing questions about Wonder Woman 2: is it even happening?
Is Wonder Woman 2 Happening?
I suppose this really is as good of a place to start as any if we want to talk about the possibility of a follow-up to the Patty Jenkins film. From the moment the credits began to roll on the first ever screenings of the first ever Wonder Woman movie, fans demanded to know whether or not a sequel would actually happen. Although WB initially played coy about whether or not Wonder Woman 2 was on the horizon, the studio's San Diego Comic-Con 2017 panel definitively confirmed that Wonder Woman 2 is one of the central tentpoles on the newest incarnation of the DC film slate.
It's really not all that hard to understand why Warner Bros. has opted to give Wonder Woman 2 the green light. The first film in the franchise proved itself to be an overwhelming box office smash when it debuted in June, and it has handily gone on to become one of DC's most well-received films (both critically and commercially) since Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. Success begets success, so keeping Diana Prince on the sideline for the foreseeable future doesn't seem like a particularly smart move.
When Is The Wonder Woman 2 Release Date?
Although Wonder Woman 2 received an official confirmation from Warner Bros. at the San Diego Comic-Con 2017 panel, the studio did not go so far as to give it a definitive release date at that time. Wonder Woman 2 also appeared to be at the very bottom of the current DC film slate, which lead us to believe that the film would likely debut in theaters no earlier than 2020 -- meaning we would have had to wait another three years (at a minimum) before we saw Diana take on bad guys without the assistance of the other Justice League heroes. Luckily, though, just a few days after the SDCC panel, Warner Bros. revealed that the film would actually be released on December 13, 2019.
This means that, as of this writing, the wait for Wonder Woman 2 is roughly two and a half years away. And, that wait seems plenty reasonable among the other sequels in the DC Extended Universe. For starters, the franchise is currently standing on solid footing, which means audiences will likely have no trouble waiting eagerly to see another entry in this series. Beyond that, compared to someone like Ben Affleck (who is legitimately at risk of aging out of Batman), Gal Gadot is still very young (she's 32 as of Wonder Woman's release), which means she will remain physically able to stay in the role for at least the next few years. Add to that the fact that this gives DC time to solidify the story and get the script right before filming, and December 2019 feels like the perfect time to release Wonder Woman 2.
What Is Wonder Woman 2's Rating?
While we're sure we will see an R-rated DC movie at some point within the next few years, the possibility of Wonder Woman 2 receiving the more restrictive rating seems slim. Wonder Woman has become one of Warner Bros.' flagship franchises, and that typically means slapping the film with a PG-13 rating for broad appeal. Besides, an R-rating simply doesn't make sense for a character like Diana Prince. She's meant to be a symbol of hope, so seeing her spill buckets of blood on a battlefield likely wouldn't sit well with the armies of kids (or their parents) who will flock to the next Wonder Woman movie when it finally premieres.
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