The long-standing rumored setting, and possible accompanying major plot threads, have been officially acknowledged for Wonder Woman 2.
Speaking for Warner Bros. at CinemaCon 2018 (via IGN) earlier today, director Patty Jenkins confirmed that the sequel will take place in the 1980s and be a periodical piece.
It has been more than a year since the first batch of rumors and reports surfaced from third-party sources to claim that Wonder Woman 2 will take place in the midsts of the Cold War. This was further solidified when a production sheet was leaked earlier this month to pit Princess Diana (Gal Gadot) against the Soviet Union as well.
Wonder Woman 2 is expected to begin principal photography next month in the United Kingdom. Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) has been confirmed to be filling in as the arch nemesis of the eponymous protagonist. This is the Barbara Anne Minerva version, and she — British anthropologist — will manage to locate the lost city of Urzkartagan but at a terrible cost.
Wonder Woman 2 will be the first movie to adopt new policies outlined by the Producers Guild of America to combat sexual harassment on and off the set.
Wonder Woman 2 is scheduled to open in theaters on November 1, 2019. The first installment (2017) brought in more than $821 million worldwide to become the most successful entry in the DC Extended Universe to date. The top brass would certainly be hoping for the sequel to break that barrier and turn around the cinematic earnings of DC Comics.