Zack Snyder Confirms Wonder Woman Sequel and Batgirl at Chinese Premiere
Apparently, a Wonder Woman sequel is in the works. And Batgirl is supposedly the next female led superhero film for DC according to Arthur Wong.
Wong attended the Chinese premiere for Wonder Woman where he spoke to Zack and Deborah Synder and learned the news.
Warner Bros. must be expecting big things for Wonder Woman as it has already been projected to gross more than $100 million opening weekend.
Buzz for the film has been positive so far so it's only logical that they would consider a sequel.
But it's a little surprising that they wouldn't wait to see how the movie fared before announcing the sequel. Maybe it speaks to their confidence in the film.
It will be interesting to see what direction they go in for the sequel.
Patty Jenkins toyed with the idea of Diana Prince coming to America.
They could go the Captain America: Winter Soldier route and bring Diana to modern times where she could turn Mrs. Robinson on Steve Trevor's grandson.
Or they could make another period piece, perhaps set in World War 2?
I think it would be pretty messed up if Wonder Woman just decided to sit out World War 2. Like, what the hell? All these atrocities going on yet you do nothing? Not cool, Di.
Deborah Snyder, who is a producer on all the DCEU films then announced that Joss Whedon's Batgirl is the next female superhero film planned on the slate.
I wonder if this means that Batgirl has jumped Gotham City Sirens in terms of priority. It would make sense as Joss Whedon is a terrific filmmaker with Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer under his belt.
David Ayer stock has taken a hit after Suicide Squad was panned by critics, (even though it grossed $745 million worldwide), so it would make sense to make his Gotham City Sirens take a backseat.
However, I don't know whether it's semantics or not to describe Gotham City Sirens as a "superhero movie" considering the characters are villains and anti-heroes. If they aren't superheroes then they could still be next I guess?
This either confirms that Joss Whedon's Batgirl will come out sooner than expected, or it confirms nothing at all. Who knows.
Assuming of course that what Arthur Wong tweeted actually comes to pass, DC has carved out a niche for themselves with these female-centric superhero films and it will be interesting to see how it all works out.