Last June, the most iconic female superhero of all made her major cinematic debut. Israeli model-actress #Gal Gadot portrayed Princess Diana of Themyscira, the titular “#Wonder Woman” in the latest installment of #Warner Brothers Pictures and DC Films’ Extended Universe franchise. The film debuted to a highly positive reception, making big returns in the box office and setting a few records here and there. Gadot’s next appearance as Wonder Woman in “Justice League” this coming November hasn’t quite arrived yet, but already plans are being put in place for her first solo sequel further on in the future. To be precise, Warner-DC has already set a release date.

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Premiere date set

On the evening of Tuesday, July 25, Warner Brothers gave the official announcement that “Wonder Woman 2,” sequel to the blockbuster superhero flick that premiered June 2, will hit cinemas two years from now, on December 13 of 2019. This news pretty much assures Gal Gadot coming back to reprise her big DC role, although it has yet to confirm if “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins will be returning as well to helm the project. According to WB spokesperson Jack Horner, the studio has decided to green-light a solo follow-up after the first film earned more than $780 million globally.

This major bombshell was dropped only a week after Warner Brothers announced a release schedule for some unnamed film projects over the following years. This includes yet another DC Extended Universe film set for February of 2020, three years from now.

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Warner-DC’s rash of future project teases went on all through the weekend at the San Diego Comic Con. Among the superhero titles, they have name-dropped in that period include “The Batman” with Ben Affleck, a movie with the Flash entitled “Flashpoint,” “Shazam!” which is slated to be the next movie to shoot, and a sequel for “Suicide Squad” as well.

Warner-DC beats Disney-Marvel

In nearly two months, “Wonder Woman” has made itself the biggest blockbuster movie hit of this summer. It already surpassed numbers for the final “Harry Potter” film from Warner back in 2011, and Disney-Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” which premiered a month before it did. Reviews have been extremely positive as well, to the point that the aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes has given the first film a 92% “fresh” average review rating.

Thus far the only other future DCEU film that has an exact premiere date like “Wonder Woman 2” is “Aquaman” starring Jason Momoa, coming on December 21, 2018. Meanwhile, he and Gal Gadot will be joining Ben Affleck, Ezra Miller, and Henry Cavill for “Justice League” on November 17, after some scheduled reshoots.