The mighty Wonder Woman is back! DC Universe is all set to continue its success chain with stand-alone star movies. After back to back smashes of Wonder Woman and Aquaman, the sequel Wonder Woman 1984 is ready to become DCEU’s next grand success. This will be Wonder Woman 2 of the movie series, and the fourth film in total to feature the great Amazonian Super-heroine.
Wonder Woman is a superhero movie based on the DC comics character. The star of the film, the Amazonian Princess, Diana Prince a.k.a. Gal Gadot plays Wonder Woman. In the first movie, Wonder Woman emerged to stop World War I. She believed that the dispute was initiated by the amazon’s longtime enemy, Ares. Warner Bros. Pictures distribute the film, and Patty Jenkins directed and wrote it along with Geoff Johns and David Callaham.
The audience saw the exemplary Wonder Woman for the first time in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice where she helped our dark superhero, Batman. Then Wonder Woman movie saw her story as the magnificent savior for the American army against the German platoon during World War I. After that, she ganged up with the DC Universe’s most powerful superheroes in Justice League to save the world from the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.
Wonder Woman 1984 #WW84 pic.twitter.com/aFei1Taqrt
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 13, 2018
Wonder Woman After 70 Years:
As the title of the sequel suggests, “Wonder Woman 1984,” the movie would take place in the 1984 timeline. The sequel is set way before any events of Justice League and any other DCEU’s movie. The film is taking almost 70 years time-leap from the previous Wonder Woman Movie. However, according to sources Wonder Woman 1984 will prominently ignore the backstory set out for Diana Prince in both Batman vs. Superman and Justice League.
Will Steve Trevor Return in 1984?
The fans must be wondering how Steve Trevor will return in the next movie. His airplane blasted in the air because of a bomb. But apparently, the movie is following the comics, and anyone can die and revive in the comic world. According to reports, Chris Pine will return in the sequel movie. Even his first look from Wonder Woman 2 was released by Patty Jenkins where he looks like a healthy stand-up man dressed in 80s style.
Welcome to WONDER WOMAN 1984, Steve Trevor! #WW84 pic.twitter.com/BCLARdVuTu
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 13, 2018
But how is that even possible? Steve Trevor was about in his 30’s during the first Wonder Woman movie. And the sequel is set after 70 years. So, Steve is still alive and hadn’t even aged as he should have? All answers to these questions will be answered in the upcoming sequel.
Wonder Woman And The New Villain Cheetah:
This time, Diana Prince will come into conflict with the Soviet Union at the crucial time of the Cold War in the 1980s. In that course of time, she will come along with an intimidating wild enemy in the form of Cheetah. She is one of the most fierce antagonists of the DC universe. The comic saw various variations of Cheetah till now. Though, the movie will continue with the comic’s third and current Cheetah, who first appeared in 2011.
Barbara Ann Minerva, also known as Cheetah, is an heiress who turned into become this dangerous wild villain. She transformed to that powerful villain through an ancient ritual by having a mixture (Human blood and berries and leaves of the plant god Urzkartaga) which acquires supernatural powers. Her abilities include enhanced strength, agility and speed, night vision and also increased reflexes.
Cast Updates for Wonder Woman 2:
So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It’s true! So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family. Can't wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned. #Cheetah!!! @GalGadot pic.twitter.com/Gn0jICiIAH
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 9, 2018
Kristen Wiig will play Cheetah in the next Wonder Woman movie. She officially announced the acceptance of her role by a tweet in March 2018. It will be great to see how two female arch-rivals will fight against each other, as one wants to destroy the world and the other wants to save it.
Some rumors also flourished in 2017 that Patty Jenkins was trying to pursue the original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter for a cameo role in the movie. Even Carter confirmed the news about her talks with Patty later that spring. She also stated that it’s up to Warner Bros. whether they want to spend the money.
Furthermore, the Narcos
Can't…Stop… Watching… @PedroPascal1 !!! #WW84 pic.twitter.com/6s7YdkGQNL
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) July 30, 2018
Wonder Woman 1984 Release Date:
Warner Bros. releases the schedule of its next releases way early. The film previously set to release on December 13, 2019, and then was preponed to November 1, 2019. However, due to its delayed production, the movie finally settled for its mid-2020 release. Wonder Woman 2 is scheduled to release on June 5, 2020. The lead star, Gal herself officially tweeted the release date of the movie.
Super excited to announce that, thanks to the changing landscape, we are able to put Wonder Woman back to its rightful home. June 5, 2020. Be there or be square!!!
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 22, 2018