Gal Gadot recently captivated audiences in Wonder Woman 1984, which premiered on HBO Max Christmas Day, and has raked in $85M worldwide already.
The 35-year-old Israeli born actress shared a throwback snap from a costume fitting as she showed out in the iconic look on Instagram Sunday.
The photo comes on the day it was announced that a third installation of the Wonder Woman franchise is being fast-tracked to production after the sequel’s great success.
Wonder-ful: Gal Gadot, 35, shared a throwback snap of a Wonder Woman costume fitting as news hits that the third installation of the franchise is being fast-tracked to production on account of the the sequel’s $85M success
Feeling nostalgic she wrote, ‘Found this little reminder from one of my first fittings…Seems like ages ago but at the same time like it was just yesterday, you know the feeling?’
The actress dazzled on screen in the latest action-packed film as she reprised her role as Diana Price in the eighties set film which accumulated more buzz on account of a very special appearance.
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WW3: After the success of Wonder Woman 1984 which debuted on HBO Max Christmas Day and featured a very special appearance at the end by OG Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, the film left way for a third installation
Fans were treated to a fun surprise at the end of the movie as OG Wonder Woman Lynda Carter made an appearance as an Amazon warrior named Asteria – who is referenced throughout – as the credits rolled out.
Carter appeared in full form – though her character’s eyes are teased through the film – and saves people from a falling pole in a market, before giving a signature twirl and winking at the camera.
Her cameo made way for a third installation that will likely see the two characters finally meeting as Asteria was the first person to wear the armor Gadot wears in her epic battle against Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah, with Wonder Woman determined to find her.
Role reprisal: Carter appears in the film as an Amazon warrior named Asteria who was the first person to wear the gold armor Gadot wears in an epic battle against Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah
Speaking about the third film in the works, Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group Toby Emmerich said:
‘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 to continue her story with our real life Wonder Women – Gal and Patty – who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy.’
The upcoming film will be directed by Patty Jenkins again who has taken to twitter to engage with fans about the film and Saturday’s virtual watch party with Gadot and the cast.
‘Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful messages and tweets. Its our only premiere and engagement with fans, this time, so means the world,’ as she said, ‘thanks for watching.’
Wonder-Women: Emmerich, the Chairman of Warner Bros. Picture Group said, ‘We are excited to be able to continue her story with our real life Wonder Women – Gal and Patty – who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy’; pictured 2019
WarnerMedia reported that the DC sequel was watched by ‘nearly half of the platform’s retail subscribers viewing the film on the day of its arrival,’ according to Deadline.
‘HBO Max also saw the total viewing hours on Friday more than triple in comparison to a typical day in the previous month.’
Executive Vice President and General Manager of WarnerMedia Direct-to-Consumer, Andy Forssell, said:
‘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, and the interest and momentum we’re seeing indicates this will likely continue well beyond the weekend,’ as the success gave way for a part three.
It is currently unclear if the third film will go straight to theatres and HBO Max at the same time.
Great success: ‘HBO Max also saw the total viewing hours on Friday more than triple in comparison to a typical day in the previous month,’ WarnerMedia reported which paved the way for greenlighting a third Jenkins’ directed film