'Wonder Woman 1984': Release date, plot, cast, poster and everything you need to know about the upcoming sequel
Ever since DC introduced us to Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the 2017 self-titled movie, there has been only one thought stuck on fans' minds: When is the sequel coming? In late May 2018, long-time DCEU producer Zack Snyder confirmed that he and his wife Deborah Snyder would be producing the highly anticipated sequel. On June 13, 2018, the title of the second part was announced to be 'Wonder Woman 1984'. And now, almost a year later, fans can feel at ease knowing there's finally an expected release date for the sequel we can't wait for because there's no amount of watching Gadot kick ass as the empowering superhero that would ever be enough for us.
'Wonder Woman 1984' has been shifted around several times. 'Wonder Woman 1984' was previously set for a December 13, 2019 release. Later it was preponed to November 1, 2019, before finally settling on a June 5 2020 release. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the film had to be delayed further to August 14.
Set in an era that is mostly associated with Ronald Reagan and neon aesthetics, the sequel will show our protagonist — Wonder Woman aka Diana Prince — squaring off against the Cheetah — a deadly villain who possesses superhuman strength and agility, according to the official synopsis. Going by the trailer, Diana's lover who was believed to be dead makes a return in the film.
The character was created by William Moulton Marston and HG Peter, and the movie adaptations were borrowed from the stories in the DC comics. Patty Jenkins, who garnered massive critical and fan acclaim for her direction of the first film in the 'Wonder Woman' franchise, is set to return to helm the sequel. Jenkins is said to have written the script with Geoff Johns, president and chief creative officer of DC Comics, and screenwriter Dave Callaham.
At age 18, she was crowned Miss Israel 2004, and at 31, she was roped in to play Wonder Woman for the first film of the franchise. She took the world by storm with her portrayal of the Amazonian princess-turned-superhero with her golden lasso and incredible strength. She was also reportedly pregnant during the filming of the first film which only further establishes why she is the perfect person to play Wonder Woman. She is definitely a part of the sequel as the lead and will return to face the vicious Cheetah this time, pretty much slaying constantly.
She has been an actress, a comedian, a writer, and a producer. She is now about to become one of the scariest villains ever. Entering the sequel as Barbara Minerva, Wiig's character undergoes the typical bad evolution and turns into a villain that poses the biggest threat to Gadot's Wonder Woman in the upcoming film. The 45-year-old Wiig is widely known for her phenomenal performances on the sketch comedy show 'Saturday Night Live,' and for her roles in hilarious, yet heartwarming romantic comedies such as 'Friends with Kids', and 'Bridesmaids'. She and Melissa McCarthy were also the leads in the all-women 'Ghostbusters' that released in 2017.
From Lord Devereux in the second Princess Diaries movies to the titular Jack Ryan in the 2014 film on the character, Pine has played a lot of roles and earned equal amounts of love and respect as a skilled actor from the very first movie. He was James T. Kirk in the 'Star Trek' reboot film series (2009–2016) and the historical figure Robert the Bruce in 'Outlaw King' (2018). But one of his most widely adored performances is as Steve Trevor in the first 'Wonder Woman' film, based on the original character published by DC Comics. He plays the titular character's United Nations liaison-turned-potential love interest in the civilian world. He will reprise the role in the sequel and we can't wait for more Steve and Diana romance to unfold! The character was shown to have died in a plane explosion in the first movie. What role he will play in the second film is left to be seen.
The cast will also be joined by Robin Wright as General Antiope, and Pedro Pascal ('Game of Thrones', 'Narcos') as a yet unnamed character.
Making up for the lack of a trailer is the ample number of photos that have been teased from the upcoming sequel. Check it out below!
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