'Wonder Woman 2' Just Got a New Release Date and It's Much Earlier Than You Think

The film will premiere six weeks earlier than expected.

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Wonder Woman dominated the summer box office, and fans of the superhero are already giddy over the forthcoming sequel. Here's everything we know about it so far:

What's it called and when's it coming out?

Warner Bros. just announced Wonder Woman II will be released November 1, 2019. That's six weeks earlier than the date they originally announced (December 13, 2019). Now the wait is less than two years away, but it still feels like an eternity.

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Is Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins involved?

Yes! Jenkins—who just became the highest-grossing female director of a live-action filmsigned a deal to direct Wonder Woman II in September. In June, Wonder Woman executive producer Geoff Johns told Variety he was writing the treatment for WWII with Jenkins. "We’ve got a cool idea for the second one," he said.

Director Patty Jenkins on the set of Wonder Woman with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine
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What's it about?

Jenkins knows exactly where she wants to take Diana next. “The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right,” she told Entertainment Weekly. "She's Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time." A THR profile of Jenkins hints that, while Wonder Woman took place during World War I, Wonder Woman 2 will be "contemporary-set," though Jenkins told Uproxx "the plan" is to stay in the past. "I’d like to bring her a little farther along into the future and have a fun, exciting storyline that is its own thing," she told the Toronto Sun. MTV points to two obvious settings: the 1940s/World War II, because William Moulton Marston created the character of Wonder Woman in 1941; or the '70s, in honor of the Lynda Carter-starring TV series. The new title seems to coincide with the first theory, even though Screen Rant floated rumors in July that the film could be set in the 1980s, with Diana battling the Soviet Union. The possibilities are endless.

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Steve Trevor is definitely dead, right?

Unclear. Even though Wonder Woman implied he died heroically at the end of the film, that same Screen Rant report states he will return—somehow—in the midst of the Cold War. Whether or not WWII can pull that off remains to be seen.

I don't have to wait until 2019 to see Wonder Woman onscreen again, right?

Right. Gadot's Wonder Woman—and Themyscira!—return this Friday, November 17, for Justice League. Watch the latest trailer below.

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