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Wonder Woman 3 in the works after WW84 makes its HBO Max debut

Director Patty Jenkins and actor Gal Gadot are both set to return.

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WW1984 hit theaters and HBO Max on Dec. 25.

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Just days after WW84 debuted in theaters and on HBO Max, Warner Bros. said it's fast-tracking development of a third installment in the Wonder Woman franchise. Gal Gadot will return as Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman, and the film will again be written and directed by Patty Jenkins. 

"As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984, we are excited to be able continue her story with our real life Wonder Women – Gal and Patty – who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy," Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures, said in a release on Sunday.

After multiple delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, WW84 was released on HBO Max on Christmas Day, the same day it opened on the big screen in select theaters in the US and Canada. Nearly half of HBO Max subscribers watched WW84 that day, said Warner Bros., with total viewing hours on Friday on the platform "more than triple" compared to a typical day.

"Wonder Woman 1984 broke records and exceeded our expectations across all of our key viewing and subscriber metrics in its first 24 hours on the service," said WarnerMedia executive Andy Forssell. 

No details have been released yet about the plot of the third Wonder Woman movie, but Warner Bros. reportedly expects the film to have a more traditional theatrical release.

Fans will get their next glimpse of Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's four-hour version of Justice League, which is set to be released on HBO Max in March.