December 23, 2020, 10:06:48 p.m.
Wonder Woman 1984 is a sequel to Wonder Woman from 2017. It brings back Gal Gadot in the role of Princess Diana from Themyscira or Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman was one step ahead of other films in the DC film universe, which had a solemn or thoroughly dark tone. While dark tones suited Batman, fans didn’t like what Zack Snyder did with Superman. Patty Jenkins rightly ignored everything that had previously been done in the film universe, opting for a hopeful film with a lighter tone and a more colorful palette. The result was that Wonder Woman became a phenomenon.
Can Jenkins and Gadot recreate the magic? Judging by marketing collateral and promos, Wonder Woman 1984 or WW84 goes a step further. It is set in the 1980s and looks colorful and vibrant. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming 1984 movie Wonder Woman.
Patty Jenkins directs Wonder Woman in 1984 based on a script by Geoff Johns and David Callaham. Matthew Jensen takes care of the camera. Hans Zimmer composes the music for the film. Richard Pearson is the editor.
Title and setting
As the title suggests, Wonder Woman will be set in 1984 in the 1980s. The background would be the Cold War, although we don’t know what role this will play in the story. It’s interesting, however, that the creators didn’t go for a post-justice league. The movie was a disaster, and most of Wonder Woman 2 should have focused on correcting the course for the big DC team movie. So Wonder Woman 1984, just like the first film, will be largely an independent film. And that’s good. The film will also examine the collective fears Americans face this decade – surveillance, for example.
Kristen Wiig will play Cheetah, the archbird in Wonder Woman comics. There were different iterations of the character, as is common in comics. According to reports, it would be New 52 (the major makeover of DC Comics) Barbara Ann Minerva which is good and it would be interesting to see how the character is written and what makes Wiig, a good actor, about it. Pedro Pascal will play the seedy businessman Maxwell Lord, who promises to give everyone what they want most in life.
Wonder Woman costume
Gal Gadot’s costume as Princess of Themyscira looks a little more lively than before. There’s a new shine on the getup too. Other than that, it seems unchanged. At some point, however, she also wears stunning gold armor with a helmet that resembles an eagle. The armor also has wings that it can fly with.
Chris Pines Steve Trevor is back. But how?
Okay, that’s by far the most fascinating thing about Wonder Woman 1984. In Wonder Woman 2017, Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor died after his plane exploded in mid-air. Or does he have? He is very much alive in Wonder Woman 1984. How is that possible? We suspect Diana met Maxwell Lord and asked him to bring Steve back, only to have some dire consequences. We believe Maxwell can grant Lord wishes, but as he says in a trailer, he asks something for it. And that doesn’t sound magnanimous to us.
Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in India on December 24th.
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