Wonder Woman is heading to the world of Cyndi Lauper, Miami Vice, and The A-Team.
ScreenRant says director Patty Jenkins confirmed Wonder Woman 2 will take place in the 1980s during a recent CinemaCon appearance. (The TV/film blog also called this last July.) This means the sequel will take place 60 years after the events of the 2017 franchise-starter, which was set during World War I. (With a present-day intro/outro.)
Last year Jenkins said, “The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right. She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.”
Chris Pine will strangely still star in this film despite seemingly dying at the end of Wonder Woman. As ScreenRant points out, this wouldn't be the first time Wonder Woman's love interest followed her throughout time. In the Lynda Carter–starring Wonder Woman TV series, there was a time jump from World War II to 1977 and her love interest, Lyle Waggoner's Steve Trevor, continued to star with her. In this case, it's widely speculated that Pine will only appear in dream sequences or past memories though.
Aside from Pine, the film is bringing together quite an ensemble of stars. Narcos actor Pedro Pascal is joining the sequel in a key role that has yet to be revealed. Saturday Night Live alum Kristen Wiig will also handle the villain duties as the Cheetah.
The landscape will be changing behind the scenes as well since Wonder Woman 2 will be the first film to adopt the Producers Guild of America’s new anti–sexual harassment guidelines to combat sexual misconduct in Hollywood.
Wonder Woman 2 is scheduled to arrive in theaters on Nov. 1, 2019.