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Jenkins Takes Wonder Woman Into The Reagan Era in ‘WW2’

From the Great War to the Cold War, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is set to return to theaters, this time fighting Ruskies as Princess Diana of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta takes on the Cold War of the ‘80s.

According to intel nabbed back in July and new details emerging over the past week, it appears that the new Wonder Woman will be yet another period piece, this time set in the land of big hair, shoulder pads and Reaganomics.

Articles from The Mary Sue, The Wrap and Screen Rant have all but confirmed that it will be only a matter of time before Wonder Woman will be pulling a pair of leg warmers over her boots before a synthesizer score plays over a fun montage of clips showing her getting ready for the night…

Too much?

The story will also bring Diana in the United States and the politics of the time

There is no question that the ‘80s are hot right now. Thanks to mega hits like The Goldbergs and Stranger Things, as well as box-office blockbusters such as It, it seems that audiences will spend the better part of the 2010s inundated by striped polo shirts with popped collars, Young MC sound bites and ALF references.

Helmer Patty Jenkins is also set to return to the director’s chair.

Jenkins’ deal is a milestone in itself it marks the biggest payday for any femme director this side of the Hollywood sign. But what do you expect for the true hero of the DCEU?

Just a small reminder: WW grossed over $402M domestically and has topped the $800M  worldwide. And while Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Martha and Suicide Squad both did well at the box office (with Squad even going on to win a Oscar for its tech), both were panned by critics and caused a re-org among the exec deck of WB. It was Jenkins and Wonder Woman that truly saved the studio.

Like, the sequel to Wonder Woman is totally set for release on December 13, 2019.

 

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