Warner Bros has released the first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. The highly anticipated sequel marks the return of Gal Gadot who will reprise her role, for the fourth time, as the Amazonian warrior who lives on earth to protect man against god-like threats. Patty Jenkins also returns to direct.
As the title suggests, the sequel takes place in 1984, generations after Diana saved the world of man when she entered it in the first Wonder Woman, which was set during World War I. This time around, she has new suits and fighting techniques that are accompanied by the neon flashiness, tracking suits, and the popularity shopping malls of 1984.
The trailer is filled with the usual action sequences to build up some more hype. So, don’t expect to see any plot details for the Wonder Woman 1984. That being said, we know that Kristen Wiig will play Cheetah, a formidable adversary to Wonder Woman, while Pedro Pascal plays Maxwell Lord, a billionaire who can use his mind to manipulate others to do his bidding.
But one thing remains unclear, how does Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) get to be revived to help Diana save the day again? Of course, telling us how would only spoil the surprise. But it is nice to know that Steve will be back to aid in Diana’s quest to save all of mankind. And it should be interesting to see how all of this will connect to any of the DCEU or if it will reshape it.
What is clear, is that this looks very flashy. The cool cover of New Order’s Blue Monday adds to the excitement and anticipation. And given the film’s 1984 setting, we can expect to see a lot of references to the Cold War. There also may be some timely references to what is happening today as one clip from the trailer features a giant wall crumbling down.
Here’s the very brief plot synopsis for Wonder Woman 1984:
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big-screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.
Wonder Woman is recognized as all of the best parts of the ensemble films that she has appeared in. Even her titular standalone film is regarded as the best film of the DCEU. The first Wonder Woman grossed over $821 million worldwide, which inevitably gave WB a reason to greenlight a sequel. Now it remains to be seen if it can do just as good or even better.
Wonder Woman 1984 also stars Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright.
With a script that was co-written by Jenkins, Geoff Johns, and David Callaham, Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters on June 5, 2020.
Warner Bros. has also released four new character posters to coincide with the release of the trailer.
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