Fresh after a sneak peek by attendees at CCXP in Brazil comes the new trailer and character posters for the upcoming sequel, Wonder Woman 1984.
Gal Gadot returns once again as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, now living in the decade of the 80’s, having lost many of her friends over the years. In the new film, she comes into conflict with the Soviet Union, and meets Barbara Minerva, played by Kristin (How To Train Your Dragon) Wiig, who many Wonder Woman fans know better as Cheetah. Chris Pine also returns to the film as Steve Trevor – how, we don’t know, but we’re betting it involves some kind of magic.
Also returning is Connie Nielson as Queen Hippolyte, Diana’s mother and queen of the Amazons. The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal, also stars as infomercial host Maxwell Lord. Patty Jenkins returns to direct the sequel. Though it does follow the 2017 film, Wonder Woman 1984 is a stand alone film, so if anyone hasn’t seen the previous film (and why haven’t you?), they won’t feel confused if they watch this film first.
Gal Gadot had originally signed on for three films as Wonder Woman, with her first solo film being the second, but her contract was extended along with Jenkins, who had also only signed on for one film. We are glad that both are returning to the franchise.
Much like the films of the 80’s, the majority of Wonder Woman 1984 was done with practical effects, with more stunts, more wire work, and a lot less CGI. Some CGI was used in Cheetah’s final look (not featured in the trailer), but Jenkins assured people that the majority of what you see is Kristin Wiig in practical make-up effects. Also featured in the trailer in the final couple of shots is Diana in the gold outfit, accessorized with matching golden wings. It will be interesting to see how that will figure into the story.
Filming happened in various locations around the world, including England, Washington DC, southern Spain, and the Canary Islands. Hans Zimmer, who composed the score for Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, is composing the score for the film. And since it’s set in 1984, you can probably expect an 80’s themed soundtrack from artists of the time, like the song Blue Monday by the group New Order as featured in the trailer.
The film had originally been slated for release on November 1, 2019, but had been pushed back to a 2020 release date. Expect more details of the film as SCIFI.radio finds out more for you, and prepare yourselves for Wonder Woman 1984, coming to theaters on June 5, 2020
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