After taking the world by storm in her own solo movie, Wonder Woman may be leaving the trenches of World War I and venturing into the dark days of the Cold War in her sequel. While negotiations are underway for director Patty Jenkins to return for Wonder Woman 2, a report claims that the story may once again be a period piece where Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) goes up against the Soviet Union.
According to Screen Rant, the story of Wonder Woman 2 will take place in the 1980s at the height of tensions between the United States and Soviet Russia. This means Wonder Woman’s film saga will still take place before the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as this year’s Justice League, which hits theaters in November.
Screen Rant is also reporting Chris Pine may return as his “above average” Steve Trevor, Diana’s love interest. If you’ve seen the movie, you know why this is a little surprising. If Steve Trevor returns — a flashback seems likely — it would at least treat fans to another dose of Gadot and Pine’s killer on-screen chemistry.
The Cold War presents a compelling change of pace for Wonder Woman 2, currently being developed by Jenkins and DC head honcho Geoff Johns. Unlike World War I, which introduced new and lethal forms of combat that gave it the moniker “The War to End War,” the Cold War was fought with espionage, propaganda, and through the Space Race. However, there were proxy wars, such as the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, as well as major events like the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Iranian Revolution. Because of its purported setting in the 1980s, Diana may be present at the fall of the Soviet Union which took place in 1991.
There are no release dates for Wonder Woman 2 yet.