Warner Bros is allowing Gal Gadot a bit of a break before she begins training for the sequel to 2017's hit Wonder Woman. The studio has announced that part two of the DC superhero flick will hit cinemas on 13 December, 2019.

The first film, directed by Patty Jenkins, released to rave reviews in June this year and has gone on to surpass other hit superhero films like Deadpool, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Suicide Squad in box office earnings.

But fans of the Amazon princess will not have to wait long to see her back on the big screen. Gadot will be joining Ben Affleck (Batman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg) and Jason Mamoa (Aquaman) for the upcoming Justice League, which is scheduled to release on 17 November.

Meanwhile, WB also announced that it is still in talks with Jenkins to reprise her role as director for Wonder Woman 2 but it is a sure shot that the Monster director will have the ink drying soon enough.

Wonder Woman co-writer Geoff Johns confirmed in June that he had already started working with Jenkins on a script for the sequel. "Patty and I are writing the treatment right now," Johns told Variety at the time. "The goal is to make another great 'Wonder Woman' film."

Warner Bros Pictures president and CCO Toby Emmerich told the entertainment magazine that while WW2 will be set in the past, it will not simply pick up where the first film left off. "It will take place somewhere between 1917 and 2017," he said without giving much away.

The film's director also hinted that the next film will be set in the US rather than Europe.

Despite having to wait more than two years for the sequel, Wonder Woman fans have already started to celebrate the news on Twitter.