Report: Wonder Woman sequel announcement coming at SDCC

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Lucas Siegel
Jul 17, 2017

If current reports are correct, the first official news about Wonder Woman 2 is just days away. The film, a sequel to this year's hit from Patty Jenkins, is said to already be underway, with Jenkins and DC CCO and President and co-head of DC Films Geoff Johns working on the story now. According to THR's report, Warner Bros. and DC Films will announce the sequel - with Jenkins directing - at San Diego Comic-Con this week. Their panel, on Saturday, will even include a release date for the film.

Why the sudden push for a sequel when they already have almost 10 movies on the agenda? Wonder Woman is an unqualified success, and the news just continues to get better. Today, it passes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as WB's third-highest grossing film domestically in the studio's history, with over $381 million. Wonder Woman has also had the best hold (meaning slowest decline in box office) of any superhero film in a decade and a half - yes, that includes every Marvel Studios film.

Now, it's probably not going to pass the top two in WB's list, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, but it's far and away the best result of the newer DCEU films, and continues to pull in money domestically and almost an exact 50% split overseas ($384.2 million as of Sunday). It should also defeat Guardians Vol. 2's $386.6 million domestic mark in the coming weeks with relative ease.

So what's next for Wonder Woman 2? We should find out next weekend!