Wonder Woman 2 to be set in 1984?

Warner Bros highly anticipated follow up to Wonder Woman is coming very soon. News tidbits are dropping about the film’s setting, villain, and a surprise return.

Taking to his Facebook page, comic book writer, Geoff Johns, recently changed his banner image to one that reads “WW84.” That WW no doubt means Wonder Woman and the 84 is in all likelihood a pretty big clue about the upcoming sequel. We’ve known for some time that the movie will be taking place during the Cold War era in the 1980s, but now it appears as though we’re specifically going to see Gal Gadot as Diana Prince in 1984. What does that mean for the story exactly? It’s tough to say, but it gives us just one more thing to think about as we await the start of production.

We know the time period, we know that the main villain will be Cheetah, who is going to be played by Kristen Wiig and we know that Chris Pine is back as Steve Trevor. That raises questions on its own, but those will be answered in due time.

Patty Jenkins, who directed the first movie to great success, both critically and financially (to the tune of $821 million worldwide) is returning to the director’s chair this time around. She also co-wrote the script alongside Geoff Johns and Dave Callaham. Jenkins held out a long time for the deal she deserved from Warner Bros. and, as a result, she’s going to be the highest-paid female director ever for a single movie. Gal Gadot is also surely going to see a nice pay bump for herself this time around.

Aquaman, Shazam, and Wonder Woman 2 are the next three films on Warner Bros slate of DC Comics Cinematic Universe.