The DC Comics film in the post-Christopher Nolan era have been a shaky bunch at best, but there was a single glimmer of hope for DC’s expansive roster of superheroes when Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) left her home in Themyscira to team with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) as World War I escalated. Wonder Woman was the smash that DC and Warner Brothers needed. Director Patty Jenkins was quickly retained for the sequel and now production has begun on the highly anticipated sequel and today brings us the first batch of images from what is now titled Wonder Woman 1984.
Check out the new images (click to enlarge):
Something has happened and Steve Trevor has apparently survived his sacrifice at the end of the first film and found himself in the midst of Reagan’s America. Details as to the plot of Wonder Woman 1984 are being kept under wraps, though we know that Kristen Wiig has been cast as the film’s villain The Cheetah and Pedro Pascal will be working alongside her in an as of yet undisclosed role.
Anticipation for Wonder Woman 1984 will continue to build as Jenkins shoots the sequel throughout the world. Of course, there’ll be all sorts of scuttlebutt about the film’s plot and other details and I have to stress to take such chatter with a grain of salt, as often these early reports are proven false once people see the movie.
Gal Gadot will make her triumphant return as Diana Prince when Wonder Woman 1984 opens in theaters on Novermber 1, 2019.
From the press release for Wonder Woman 1984:
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the Super Hero’s first outing, last summer’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office. “Wonder Woman 1984” will also be helmed by acclaimed director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot in the title role.
As previously announced, the film also stars Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. And Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor.
Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot are producing the film. Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.
Joining her behind the scenes are several members of Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” team, including director of photography Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“Amélie”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“Topsy-Turvy”). Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (“United 93”) will cut the film.
Production will take place in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands.
Set to open in theaters November 1, 2019, “Wonder Woman 1984” is based on the character created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.