Warners just confirmed the title for the Wonder Woman sequel is “Wonder Woman 1984,” which I take to be more studio trolling.
I don’t get why the first one couldn’t be set during World War II (which is where Diana Prince got her start), and I don’t get why this new one couldn’t be set in the late 1970s to honor the Lynda Carter series.
The good news for Chris Pine fans is producers have not Peggy Carter-ed Diana’s boyfriend, who should be around 107 as he strolls among the acid-washed men's denim but only looks 37 in the publicity still.
To repeat, I’m thrilled Kristin Wiig is aboard as Cheetah because the supervillians Diana faced in “Dawn of Justice,” “Wonder Woman” and “Justice League” were fucking snores!
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CAMERAS ROLL ON WARNER BROS. PICTURES’ “WONDER WOMAN 1984”
Director Patty Jenkins Reteams with Star Gal Gadot for the DC Super Hero’s Return to the Big Screen
BURBANK, CA, June 13, 2018 – 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 November 1, 2019, “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.