While DC was keen to confirm a sequel to their smash hit Wonder Woman at last month’s Comic-Con, they didn’t announce Wonder Woman 2‘s release date until a few days ago. Thanks to Deadline, we know that the film is currently set for a release date of December 13th, 2019.
The 2019 date seems pretty far off, but fans of Diana won’t have to wait that long to see her on the big screen once more. Wonder Woman joins the Justice League this fall on November 19th. Prince (Gal Gadot) has already more than proven her staying power in her record-breaking solo film. Director Patty Jenkins got much of the credit for the film’s popularity. No director has signed on for the sequel yet.
Wonder Woman and the Wonder of Leading Women
Wonder Woman 2‘s release date comes just one day before the long-anticipated film adaptaion of Wicked. The latter, produced by Universal, is based on Broadway’s second-most popular musical of the same name, which itself was adapted from Gregory Maguire’s novel. Wicked tells the story of the Wizard of Oz from a different perspective: through the eyes of the Wicked Witch herself. Elphaba (the wicked witch’s proper name), her sister Nessa Rose and Galinda (not a spelling error) all go to school together. The story rounds out all three characters with deep backstories and political agendas. Winnie Holzman (book) and Stephen Schwartz (score) wrote both the musical and film.
So we have superheroes, witches, and apparently a princess or two. Disney’s unnamed fairy tale project rounds out December 2019 with a variety of powerful women. Here’s hoping all three projects will hire female creators, as well.