For superhero fans, all eyes are currently on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the wild events of Avengers: Endgame. But while the Infinity Saga has concluded, there's still plenty to come from the DC side of things. The DCEU has been making serious changes, stepping away from crossovers and serialized storytelling in favor of director-driven capsule projects.
This was a method that worked out great for Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, which was the first critical success from the shared universe. Diana Prince's story really resonated with audiences, and the movie was a massive success. Jenkins is reuniting with Gal Gadot for the highly anticipated sequel Wonder Woman 1984, and just shared a new still from the movie in celebration of Gadot's 34th birthday. Check it out.
Diana Prince is back, and she's looking fly as hell. When we followed the events of Wonder Woman, the title character was a fish out of water in the world of men. But it's been decades since she first left home, so this new image from Wonder Woman 1984 teases a much more confident version of the Amazonian princess.
Patty Jenkins' birthday post offers a rare glimpse into Wonder Woman 1984, as the sequel's contents have been largely kept under wraps. While conversation about Wonder Woman's sequel began immediately after the first film arrived in theaters, Jenkins has taken her time bringing the highly anticipated blockbuster to theaters.
In fact, Wonder Woman 1984 was originally going to arrive this coming November, before eventually being pushed back. The answer was largely chocked up to development and scheduling issues, as Patty Jenkins recently directed the TNT series I Am the Night. The film was rescheduled to arrive in theaters on June 5th 2020, which almost the same date the original movie had back in 2017. And that's a fact that seems to thrill Jenkins.
The story of Wonder Woman 1984 is largely a mystery, but the upcoming blockbuster should put the title character in conflict with the Soviet Union, and into the conflict of the Cold War. The movie will also somehow bring back Chris Pine's Steve Trevor, while debuting Kristin Wiig's villainous Cheetah. There's some exciting balls in the air for Wonder Woman 1984, which is why the fandom is so eager for any new information or images.
Unfortunately for the rabid fans, Wonder Woman 1984 is still over a year away from theaters. So we it'll probably be a while before Warner Bros. releases any footage of Patty Jenkins' return to the DCEU.
In fact, Wonder Woman 1984 isn't even the next release to come from the shared universe. That honor goes to Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which will feature a cast of primarily female DC characters. Although the idea of two female-led DC movies in a row is certainly an exciting one.
Wonder Woman 1984 is currently set to arrive in theaters on June 5th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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