Patty Jenkins reveals the setting for Wonder Woman 2

The Gal Gadot-fronted superhero movie did especially well in the US.

"The story will take place in the USA, which I think is right".

After hitting cinemas on Friday (June 2), the superhero movie starring Gal Gadot raked in $223 million (£172 million) globally, including a huge $100.5 million (£77.8 million) at the United States box office.

"Wonder Woman" is the first major superhero film to be led by a woman, and it was women who helped the film to the top of the box office this weekend.

While the Israeli actress will focus on the upcoming DCEU release Justice League, director Patty Jenkins has to jump over the November release to focus on the Wonder Woman sequel. As per Warner Bros, the film has amassed Rs 7.40 crore (net) in its opening weekend collection in India.

"Wonder Woman is breaking box office records!"

Wonder Woman was also number one in the United Kingdom, earning £6.18m over the weekend. Check out NME's verdict on the film.

Fans have since proceeded to lose any semblance of chill that they were once maintaining, tweeting responses in GIFs and messages that express the sheer wonder (pun very much intended) of the concept of these two not only doing a collab, but their characters (and respective fictional worlds) coming together in one film. An unseen pilot for a TV reboot was shot in 2011 but NBC decided not to order a full series.

Wonder Woman was originally supposed to have been directed by Michelle MacLaren, who backed out after creative differences with Warner Bros.

More than half, 52 percent, of the film's audience this weekend were female - a significant number for a genre that has been dominated by men.

"Wonder Woman" singlehandedly revives hopes for the DC Comics film machine, hindered by some recent lackluster outings and outshone by the Marvel Universe.

Plans for a sequel - now highly likely given its $200 million haul over its opening weekend - place the action closer to home.

  • Salvatore Jensen