The one good thing to come out of the never-ending debacle that is the DCEU is finally, for sure this time, getting a sequel, with Warner Bros. announcing that Patty Jenkins has officially pointed a camera at Gal Gadot for the Wonder Woman follow up, Wonder Woman 1984.
As the official release breathlessly reveals, the sequel will “…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 October 31, 2019 in Australia and New Zealand, 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.”
Chris Pine returning as Steve Trevor has a lot of people in the internets perplexed, but these people seem to have never read a comic, or have failed to grasp that Wonder Woman explicitly takes place in a universe where magic works. She fought a god in the last one guys – bringing her old BF back from the grave is not a big stretch. Anyway, here he is, and the fashions indicate he is neither a ghost, nor in a flashback:
And here’s our gal, in a pose reminiscent of DC’s other classical-mythology-themed superhero, Ozymandias of Watchmen:
That should hold you until we get a trailer.