Deadpool Congratulates Wonder Woman's Success as Warner Bros. Plan a Cold War Sequel

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 12:33PM
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 12:33PM
Deadpool Congratulates Wonder Woman's Success as Warner Bros. Plan a Cold War Sequel
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You know your movie's done exceptionally well when even Deadpool gives you a shout-out.

Wonder Woman has now surpassed $368 million at the domestic box office, leading some nice person at the Deadpool social media team to congratulate Patty Jenkins' superhero film on beating the $363 million that the Merc with a Mouth took in last year. Naturally, this message from Deadpool took the form of some quick photoshop and a sly reference to body odor, because, hey, Deadpool wouldn't have made half that money if the movie's marketing team hadn't all been so perfectly weird.




With a genuine success behind them, Warner Bros. is now rushing to get a sequel Wonder Woman in the works, with reports coming in from ScreenRant that the studio is considering a 1980s Cold War setting for the follow-up.

This is a pretty good idea—after all, Diana of Themyscira has been active in the DCEU's history for a century, so there are plenty of other fun period stories to tell. One of the big criticisms of Wonder Woman is how familiar the movie's World War I setting feels to anyone who's seen Captain America: The First Avenger, so it makes sense for the series to take its time in catching up to the modern day, rather than rush straight into biting modern political commentary, as The Winder Soldier did.

One particularly interesting part of the report into Wonder Woman 2, is the possibility of Chris Pine reprising his role as Steve Trevor. It's kind of hard to discuss this without getting too far into spoilers, but suffice to say that, considering the end of Wonder Woman, nobody was really expecting Trevor to return. It's likely, then, that Pine's role in the sequel to Wonder Woman will be confined to flashbacks or dream sequences—we all know how fond the DCEU is of elaborate dream sequences.

Either way, with the full support of fans behind the movie, and an opportunity to make more optimistic, lighthearted superhero movies starring Gal Gadot, Warner Bros. are finally in a good position to start making a superhero sequel that audiences care about.
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