The first images are making their way out across the myriad spectators who anxiously await any bit from the set of the follow-up to one of the biggest blockbusters of 2017! WONDER WOMAN 1984 is taking shape!
The star of 2017’s Wonder Woman Gal Gadot couldn’t have anticipated her meteoric rise to super-stardom. The actress known for her more aggressive wilder turns as a supportive player in action hit franchises like The Fast & The Furious emerged from the bedlam of the screeching automatic car pile up, and ascended to the darkly shadowed spires of Gotham City. Gadot stepped into the role of one of the most iconic characters in popular culture, alongside two other monoliths in the epic brawl Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Few would argue that the starlet was indeed in fact one of the highlights of that film; even eclipsing its two titular leads, but arguably Wonder Woman is one of the personalities within the DC Comics pantheon that fans had long been hoping to realized on the big scree. Gadot’s interpretation of the Amazing Amazon far exceeded anyone’s expectations. When the character made her own headlining feature debut, the response was extraordinary and under the guileful eye of director Patty Jenkins the film garnered remarkable reviews and set records at the box office.
The inevitable sequel is currently in production and although Wonder Woman 1984 as the title might suggest sees our timeless heroine emerges in a snapshot era, as opposed to battling a contemporary foe. From the first images, the Cold War setting may exactly be the catalyst that brings Diana, the warrior princess from an island paradise out of a self-imposed exile and back onto the world stage. After the events of the first feature, and as referred to in Justice League Diana goes underground after her battle with Ares and the loss of the love of her life.
Interestingly enough Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) is apparently playing a significant role in the next adventure though how Trevor fits in has been kept under wraps. Jenkins had promised fans when she signed onto the project that if there’s a will, there will be a way to bring Steve Trevor back into the fold. What has gotten out in the media is the appearance of Gadot and Pine’s WW1984 co-star, Kristen Wiig who has been cast as Barbara Minerva, well known to comic book fans as the alter-ego of Wonder Woman’s arch enemy The Cheetah!
With San Diego Comic-Con just weeks away, fans are hoping that Patty Jenkins will make a special announcement and introduce the first teaser trailer to what will undoubtedly emerge as the most anticipated sequel in DC’s arsenal. It was in 2015 when the first images from BvS were revealed giving us a glimpse of Gadot in her now famous armor. The next chapter in the expanding DC Cinematic Universe Wonder Woman 1984 will arrive in theaters November 1, 2019. That may feel like a longtime to wait, but in the meantime Aquaman and Shazam! will both hit theaters in 2018.