Wonder Woman franchise was launched in 2017 as part of the DCEU. The movie captured the origins of Wonder Woman, how she evolved from being Princess Diana of Themyscira to a demi-god cum warrior she was destined to be. The movie was set in World War I and Ares was the big villain.
It became a massive blockbuster and highest grossing DCEU movie ever, with earnings over $800 million at the box-office globally. The studio didn’t wait and immediately greenlit the sequel with Gal Gadot reprising her role as the Wonder Woman and Chris Pine coming back as Captain Steve Trevor. It’s still a mystery as to how will he come back as he died in an explosion.
The sequel will be directed by Patty Jenkins, produced by Snyder couple and Charles Roven, the screenplay is written by Jenkins, Geoff Johns and David Callaham. The official title of the sequel is Wonder Woman, 1984 as the movie is set during the heights of cold war between US and Soviet Union. The big villain this time is Cheetah played by Kristen Wig.
In an interview with Slashfilm, Patty Jenkins teased the plot of sequel and said:
“We’re actually making a totally different film with a lot of the same…things that we love, but it’s its own movie completely, so it’s not ‘two’ to us. It’s an entirely new adventure together that we couldn’t be luckier [to do].”
Recently, the production sheet leaked online and contained the plot description for Wonder Woman 2. It reads:
“The sequel will be a period piece, with Princess Diana facing off against the Soviet Union during the 1980s and will feature Barbara Anne Minerva (Wiig), a British anthropologist who becomes the avatar of the cheetah god after locating the lost city of Urzkartagan and stumbling into the middle of an ancient ritual”.
The director Patty Jenkins is really excited about the project and here’s what she said about it in a podcast:
“It’s really still going to other values of hers, and a similar formula in so far as making a great, enjoyable fun movie but that ultimately in its third act turns some very big issues, and a very big experience that will aim to have slightly more weight and profundity than it has to have. Because that’s a formula that I really like, and I like the idea of taking somebody on a very solid, great journey but that arrives at a bigger question being answered. So it’s like that but because she is Wonder Woman and she’s here now and she’s fully developed, it’s got great fun from the start and great big superhero presence from the start, and is funny and a great love story again and a couple new unbelievable characters who I’m so excited about, who are very different than were in the last movie.”
Although, there is still a lot of time for the movie to come out, but Gal Gadot is leaving no stone unturned. A new image of her posing after work-out has raised eyebrows as she is in pretty amazing shape. She is ready to set the screen on fire with the sequel.
Lynda Carter is all praise for Petty Jenkins and Gal Gadot, there is a possibility that she would appear in the sequel. Here’s what she said:
“We were trying to get me in the first one and we couldn’t make it work with our timing… It really is up to Patty, and if it works in an organic way it’ll be great fun and it’ll be wonderful to do. Am I open to it? Absolutely. I ADORE Patty Jenkins, and it’ll be wonderful to do. But we’ll just see how it goes.”
“I was so taken with the both of them, and taken with Patty from the beginning when she very first got this film, and we talked on the phone. I just said that she knows who this character is. Because Wonder Woman, it’s the idea of her. It’s not about superpowers, it’s about her intellect and compassion. It’s so much more than some comic book character because we identify with it.”
Wonder Woman 2 will now be released on November 1, 2019. The official movie synopsis can be read below:
“Wonder Woman squares off against the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility”.
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