Wonder Woman 1984 may not have been met with the same praise as its predecessor, but there was still some pretty cool stuff in it. One of those was the appearance of Asteria, the legendary Amazonian warrior played by Lynda Carter, who famously played Wonder Woman in the iconic television series. And now we know it wasn’t just a one-shot cameo, as Carter will be returning for the next film.
The news was broken by star Gal Gadot herself to THR, while also discussing Carter’s influence on her and the franchise as a mentor figure…
“First of all, Lynda has mentored me from the very first moment that I got cast as Wonder Woman. She was always there, talking to me, giving me tips and everything. She’s a true champion of what Patty and I have been doing, and it was so great that we managed to find the right opportunity to bring her to the last movie and now to the third one.”
Gadot added, “It’s even better this time. I love her very much. I love her dearly.”
That’s good, because fans of Wonder Woman really want to see this next movie bounce back. If that means giving Carter’s Asteria a bigger role, then that’ll be pretty cool, too. Who wouldn’t want to see a showdown between the original Wonder Woman and the modern version played by Gadot?
As for now, there is no set date for Wonder Woman 3 but Gadot will be reteaming with director Patty Jenkins.