Rumor of the day: Diana will face off against the USSR in Wonder Woman 2

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Sep 3, 2019, 7:11 AM EDT (Updated)

Somehow it's fitting that the sequel to Wonder Woman may find the Amazonian superhero battling the chief menace of the Cold War.

With Russia in the news so much these days, The Wrap has said in an unsourced report that Wonder Woman 2 will take place during the 1980s and feature Diana of Themyscira going head-to-head with agents of the Soviet Union.

That means that like its predecessor, Wonder Woman 2 will be a period piece -- only not as far in the past as the World War I setting of Diana's first standalone adventure.

Although Patty Jenkins is not officially confirmed to return as director, she is said to be developing the script for Wonder Woman 2 with DC Entertainment co-president Geoff Johns. And while the story will allegedly feature the USSR in an antagonistic capacity, there's no word on whether other villains from Wonder Woman's published history will appear as well.

We're sure that Warner Bros. Pictures would like to get the sequel rolling as soon as possible: Wonder Woman made another $10 million at the U.S. box office this past weekend, its sixth in theaters, and is now the most successful DC Extended Universe release domestically to date. It's also right on the edge of passing Suicide Squad's global gross of $745.6 million.

None of what we mentioned above -- the Russians, the Cold War setting -- is confirmed officially as of yet. In fact Wonder Woman 2 isn't officially greenlit yet either, although that's really a moot point now. But if this does in fact come to pass, does the Cold War setting and a confrontation with the USSR sound like a great new set-up for Diana's next adventure?