Wonder Woman might not be the picture the DCEU deserves, but it is the movie it needs right now - desperately so. The great news for star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins is that they can plan out their schedule for the next 30 months in the lead up to the premiere, as THR offered the scoop on the sequel.
"It's official: Gal Gadot will return for a Wonder Woman sequel, which has received a release date from Warner Brothers. Wonder Woman 2, the follow-up to this year's superhero hit, will hit theaters December 13, 2019."
The next we will see of Diana Prince is for this November's installment Justice League, while Jenkins is already planning another time period piece for the follow up with an 80s vibe pitting the superhero against the Soviet Union.
Ayer: Netflix Give Filmmakers Freedom
As BvS filmmaker and DC regular Zack Snyder is looking at a reduced role in the franchise moving forward, David Ayer might be walking from the entire setup. The Suicide Squad director has not made any forthright commentary in that respect, but given his apologetic response to the 2016 critical clop and his interview with Mashable regarding his upcoming Netflix title Bright, it is not beyond the realms of possibility for him to quit.
"I don't think people realize the situation filmmakers face," he remarked. "(Bright) isn't like, some bulls*** standard issue studio PG-13 movie. I was able to do some real s*** here."
Indirectly referring to his DCEU feature that would be his one and only PG-13 picture to date, Ayer was heaping more and more praise onto the streaming service and in doing so, digging out Warner Brothers for their continual interference.
"It is a credit to Netflix and how they do business. They ask where and how to shoot it and they let me do it. It almost felt like a super, high-budget independent film. That may not land with you guys, but you have to understand that other side. It is the opposite for many filmmakers. Netflix is going to pull a lot of talented people to their side."
Tache-Gate Goes To Next Level
Dear followers, it is time to finally set the record straight in this moustache fiasco. Pictured above, is not a set on MI6 but is in fact the latest in a series of weapons being designed by Warner Bros and Paramount Studios to combat the entity known as "Henry Cavill's Moustache". There has been no discussion over whether to shave or not to shave for the JL reshoots, simply a relentless campaign to put an end to the seemingly inexorable conquest of this despotic 'stache. It is not a question of IF I should shave - it is a question of how can we possibly be victorious against such a beast without bringing our own doom raining down upon us. #MI6 #JusticeLeague #HenryCavillsMoustache #HopeIsAllWeHaveLeft #MoustacheImpossible
The stories about Justice League reshoots emerged over the week and although they have been played down, Henry Cavill's role in these expensive retakes have been put under the spotlight. So much so, the Englishman's moustache he is sporting for his Mission: Impossible 6 character has been blamed for slowing down the process.
The Man of Steel star is said to have kept his facial hair as CGI experts remove it from shots digitally. Rather than let this slide, Cavill took to social media with a very tongue-in-cheek, or tongue on top lip, response.
"Dear followers, It is time to finally set the record straight in this moustache fiasco," he wrote. 'Pictured above, is not a set on MI6 but is in fact the latest in a series of weapons being designed by Warner Brothers and Paramount Studios to combat the entity known as 'Henry Cavill's Moustache'. There has been no discussion over whether to shave or not to shave for the JL reshoots, simply a relentless campaign to put an end to the seemingly inexorable conquest of this despotic 'stache. It is not a question of IF I should shave, it is a question of how can we possibly be victorious against such a beast without bringing our own doom raining down upon us. #MI6 #JusticeLeague #HenryCavillsMoustache #HopeIsAllWeHaveLeft #MoustacheImpossible."