Warner Bros may be in the thick of tearing their DCEU apart (just to stick it back together), but Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is officially here to stay. You could say, they’re never going to give her up.
(If you’re not here for 80s themed puns then please stop reading.)
It’s hardly a surprise that Wonder Woman is getting a sequel (a sequel which looks to only acknowledge its direct predecessor) when you consider the success of 2017’s critically-acclaimed Wonder Woman – often hailed as the best DCEU film to exist so far.
Tbh, there’s not a lot of competition.
Even if you’re not a fan of the first WW film, you’ve got to admit that it’s in a completely different league to 2016’s Suicide Squad. Remember Cara Delevingne’s CGI body wriggle? *gags*
Aforementioned, the 2020 sequel takes place in the 1980s – 1984 to be specific (hence the title) – 76 years after the first film (I’ve heard Diana uses Clarins).
The brand-new trailer showcases a film that looks a bit like an X Men: Days of Futures Past x Stranger Things mash-up. I mean, I’m not complaining!
Since WW1984 went into production, there have been rumours that Wonder Woman’s invisible jet would make its film debut. This was almost confirmed when fans found leaked set photos of Gal Gadot sitting in the air (supported by wires, of course).
Adding fuel to the fire, WW1984 trailer includes a scene in which Diana and Steve are flying through a firework display. If you think about it, this scene makes a lot more sense if the air vehicle is invisible.
Comedian Kristen Wiig plays Barbara Ann Minerva – AKA DC villain ‘Cheetah’ – in the Wonder Woman sequel, and she’s already my new favourite character.
And judging by the trailer, she’s got the thrill of the fight.
WW1984 will release on 5th June 2020.
Interestingly, director Patty Jenkins has told the people of CCXP that the film is “100% done”.
I wish they’d release it early. 🙁
Patty Jenkins also confirmed at CCXP that she’s mapped-out a third Wonder Woman film:
“We actually already know the whole story to (Wonder Woman 3) and then some because there is an Amazon (spinoff) movie as well and so we already have it all mapped out. It’s just a matter of will we change our minds and when.”
Personally, I’d love to see a Wonder Woman film set in the early 00s.
*Imagines her costume in bejewelled velour*
In other superhero news, Marvel has released their first trailer for Black Widow. Read about it here.
Images via Warner Bros.
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