It was already common knowledge that Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 2 will occur during the Cold War in the 1980s. But on Friday, DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns took to Facebook to reveal the film's logo, while also sharing that Wonder Woman 2 will take place in 1984.
According to ScreenRant, Jenkins verified that Wonder Woman 2 will take place in the 1980s. This means the sequel will happen 60 years after the 2017 original, which was set during World War I.
Wonder Woman 2 is slated for release on Nov. 1, 2019, starring Gal Gadot as Diana. Kristin Wiig will join the cast, as will Narcos star Pedro Pascal. The first movie was released a year ago, surpassing records at the box office for a woman-directed live-action film. Per Deadline, it also became the highest-earning film in the U.S. that summer, grossing more than $421 million, while it made $821 million globally.
The franchise is breaking more than one record, though. Earlier in May, Variety reported that Jenkins will earn $9 million for directing the superhero sequel. She made $1 million directing Wonder Woman.
Last year, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Jenkins was in talks for a “precedent-setting” deal, and was set to earn $7 to $9 million for the film, as well as “considerable backend.” Now, she will become the highest paid woman director of all time. The previous record-holder was Nancy Meyers (What Women Want, Something's Gotta Give, The Holiday) who peaked at $5 million per film.