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Wonder Woman 3 moves to modern day and may feature Cheetah PLUS Patty Jenkins talks end of first movie changes

January 4th, 2021 by Marc Comments

While the reviews may not be very kind to Wonder Woman 1984, it has been a massive success for HBO Max and has made over $100m in box office receipts, despite that damned virus, and this seems to be working out just fine for Gal Gadot’s heroine.

We learned last week that a third movie with Gadot in the lead role and Patty Jenkins back to write/direct has been given the go-ahead already (here) and now we have some new details about what that movie might be… plus we have some details that shed new light on the first movie.

With the first movie being set in 1918 and Wonder Woman 1984 being set in, well, you get the idea, it looks like the next outing could be set for the modern day.

“I wouldn’t go, like, to the ’60s or to the ’40s with Wonder Woman. I feel like the past has been handled well, and now it’s time to move on,” Gadot says.

“I actually came up with a story and Geoff Johns and I beat out an entire story for Wonder Woman 3 that we were super fired up about,” Jenkins has added.

“But I’ve never felt this way before as much as I do now. I don’t think I’m doing it next, and so I sort of have to wait and see where we are in the world. It’s interesting. What I wanted to talk about in this film [WW84] was very prescient to what I was feeling, and what you were feeling, was coming. So now? I’m not sure. So much has changed in the world.”

“I still love the story that we came up with. I’m sure that parts of it would come over to it. But I’m trying to say, ‘Don’t decide.’ Don’t fall in love with anything. ‘What would Wonder Woman do now?’ What are you craving Wonder Woman to do in this world?”

Oh, and don’t forget too that Jenkins also teased a return for Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah:

However, Jenkins seems to have ideas beyond the third movie: “The story continues after this in movies that I may or may not direct, but I have two more stories that become the completion of this story and it’s all about women stepping in as women, in the most loving, kind, pure and natural way… and making a difference in the world without having to change who they are to do it.”

Four movies? Could someone else step in after Jenkins completes her trilogy and heads to Lucasfilm to make Rogue Squadron?

Looking backwards as well as forwards, Jenkis has also revealed that in the first Wonder Woman movie we almost had a very different ending. You may recall in the first movie when David Thewlis’ Sir Patrick reveals himself to be Ayres, the god of war, and he and Wonder Woman beat seven shades of GCI s#¢t out of each other?


“The original end of the first movie was also smaller, but the studio made me change it at the last minute. So that’s always been a little bit of a bummer that that’s the one thing people talk about, because I agreed,” Jenkins has revealed.

“And I told the studio we didn’t have time to do it, but it was what it was. I ended up loving it, but that was not the original ending of the movie.”

This time around for Wonder Woman 1984, it seems Jenkis got to make the ending she wanted: “This time around, I loved that it has both at the end. We had a visual effects [fight], a big battle which I just dug into and had such a blast executing, which I felt so satisfied with

“But ultimately, the end of the movie is much more pared down, and that was really, really fun. No spoilers, there’s all kinds of stuff going on, but it was really fun to shape it differently.”

So, what did you think of Wonder Woman 1984? Will you be excited for a third movie? What did you think of the ending of the first movie? Answer these questions and more in all the usual ways…

Source: IGN, EW and MTV

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….