DC just released the promo poster for Wonder Woman 1984 and has already started to build hype around the project a full year in advance of its release. The film is set to hit theaters on June 5th of 2020, but what do we know about the film so far?
As the title would suggest, the movie takes place in 1984. As Diana is ageless, she spends more time amongst our people learning the typical ways of the 80’s. No actual plot details have been given at the time.
The movie has fallen victim to several date pushes and production delays. It was originally set to release December of this year, but was moved up to November to avoid clashing with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Shortly thereafter, Bond 25 had a schedule change which opened up an earlier prime release date that the film moved up to. After all of that, the fourth and seemingly final change was a seven month push back to June 5th, mirroring the June 2nd release of the first Wonder Woman movie.
Gal Gadot will, of course, be reprising the innocent yet all-powerful titular role of Diana Prince. Chris Pine is also on the cast returning as Steve Trevor. This role will no doubt be mostly flashbacks or dream sequences seeing as Trevor met his demise back in 1918 in the first film. That being said, certain released photos have shown that character in an 80’s tracksuit. I guess anything is possible in comic book movies. Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen are set to return as the Amazonian women of Themyscira, Antiope and Hippolyta. The villain role was supposedly tossed around between Emma Stone and Sarah Paulson in the early stages, but landed on Kristen Wiig, the director’s first choice for the role. She will be playing long time Wonder Woman villain Cheetah, making her on-screen live action debut. Other unnamed roles have been listed for Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones and Narcos) and Lynda Carter, the original Wonder Woman from the 70’s television show.
The award winning director of the first film, Patty Jenkins, will be back to direct the sequel and even co-wrote the screenplay with legendary DC comic book writer Geoff Johns. Additional writing credits go to Dave Callaham, lead writer for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film Shang-Chi. Hans Zimmer will be going back on his superhero movie retirement to compose the score for the film, as well.
Wonder Woman 1984 looks like it will be something completely different from its predecessor. The 80’s style, gladiator armor and shift in cast all feel in-line with something in the same vein as Thor: Ragnarok. Regardless, it is definitely one of the most anticipated films of 2020.
What would you like to see in Wonder Woman 1984?