Shortly after Wonder Woman hit theaters last summer, director Patty Jenkins revealed that Wonder Woman 2 would be set in America, and today we have a new report that backs this up. This is a big change from the first movie, which took place in Diana Prince’s mythical homeland of Themyscira, along with various European locations during the World War I scenes and Paris in the present-day scenes. Today’s report reveals that the sequel, which has the working title of Magic Hour, will start filming this June, in and around the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area.
While no specific locations within that area were revealed, since it is home to U.S. Government locations like The White House, the U.S. Capitol and the C.I.A. headquarters in Langley, Virginia, there is speculation that Diana Prince will be working directly with the U.S. Government, in some capacity. There have also been rumors that this story is set in the 1980s, with the story centering around a threat from the Soviet Union. While the 1980s setting was never confirmed, that would possibly allow the production to bring back Chris Pine as an aging Steve Trevor, although his return hasn’t been confirmed either.
Since Steve Trevor was a spy during World War I, which he revealed when the Lasso of Truth was placed around him, it’s certainly possible that the 1980s Steve Trevor actually works as a CIA spy. The spy agency actually hadn’t been formed yet during World War I, so Trevor now working for the CIA would be a logical transition, although it has yet to be confirmed. Filming is slated to begin on May 28 in the United Kingdom, with Warner Bros. recently pushing the release date back a bit from December 13, 2019 to November 1, 2019.
Gal Gadot will return as Wonder Woman and she will be joined by Kristen Wiig, who was recently confirmed to portray the villainous Cheetah. While no other cast members have been confirmed yet, it was revealed in January that Wonder Woman 2 will be the first movie to be produced under the Producers Guild of America’s new anti-sexual harassment guidelines, which were developed in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal. It remains to be seen when more cast members are confirmed, or when we’ll finally get the first plot details.
Patty Jenkins is directing Wonder Woman 2 from a screenplay by Dave Callaham (The Expendables) and Geoff Johns (Aquaman), based on a treatment by Patty Jenkins. Wonder Woman took in an impressive $412.5 million last year, the third-highest grossing movie at the domestic box office, and $821.8 million worldwide, the 10th highest tally for 2017. Wonder Woman 2 is certainly shaping up to be one of next year’s most highly-anticipated movies, which, as of now, has no direct competition in its November 1, 2019 release date. This unconfirmed report about the sequel’s production comes from Omega Underground.