Ever since Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the original live-action series from the 70s, appeared in the mid-credits sequence of last year’s Wonder Woman 1984, rumors have been circling that the actress could return for the third film in the franchise, which as now been confirmed. Shortly after the release of Wonder Woman 1984, it was announced that the next entry would be fast-tracked, with star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins slated to return.
It has now been confirmed that Carter, who appeared as the mysterious Amazonian heroine Asteria, will return as well for a bigger role in the upcoming sequel. Carter and Jenkins appeared as part of last month’s DC Fandome virtual event that gave audiences a glimpse of projects that were currently in the works. Carter and Gadot became close in real life, once Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman for 2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The main plot of the third film has been kept under close wraps, but there are rumors circulating that the film could turn into a Birds of Prey-type with other female superheroes, specifically Supergirl and Hawkgirl, joining Gadot’s Wonder Woman. It was previously announced that Sasha Calle will be portraying the big screen version of Supergirl in next year’s The Flash movie, while Melissa Benoist is wrapping up playing the character on The CW’s Supergirl for the past six seasons. It is unknown yet if either actress is attached to the sequel.
Fans of the Justice League Unlimited animated series may recall the episode titled “Grudge Match,” which featured the likes of Hawkgirl, Huntress, and Black Canary facing off against a brainwashed Wonder Woman. This is a storyline that could easily be translated to live-action, and if done properly, could be the best entry in the franchise to date.