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From the moment she appeared on screen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman has been one of the most popular characters in the recent history of DC movie projects. After her first standalone movie became a massive hit, the love for Diana only grew. Now, after Saturday's trailer tease, we finally have our first look at the long awaited sequel in the first official trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. And it is both everything we've been waiting for and more than we imagined. Check it out:
The Wonder Woman 1984 trailer introduces Kristen Wiig as archaeologist Barbara Ann Minerva, aka Cheetah, and apparently she at least starts as Diana's friend. Diana and Barbara -- as opposed to Wonder Woman and Cheetah -- have a talk in the trailer about falling in love. Speaking of love, Chris Pine's Steve Trevor is back! Somehow! The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal is also shown as powerful businessman Maxwell Lord.
The Wonder Woman sequel also sees the return of Connie Nielsen as Diana Prince's mother Hippolyta, and Robin Wright as Diana's aunt Antiope, via flashbacks. More new characters are being added to be played by Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, and Natasha Rothwell.
As Patty Jenkins explained in the panel, Max Lord is a character very much of the time period he's in. He's the king of infomercials, and he'll do anything to be successful but greatness comes with a price.
Patty Jenkins said she and Gal Gadot were superfans of Kristen Wiig so when they needed someone to run the gamut from comedic to drama they knew Wiig would kill it.
Patty Jenkins wouldn't tell fans how Steve Trevor is in the movie after he died in Wonder Woman -- which was set during World War I -- but she emphasized that it's not random. They had a Eureka moment and knew they had to have him in this movie. It's not a gimmick.
From the moment we learned that the Wonder Woman sequel would jump the timeline forward from World War I to the mid-1980s, it was clear that we were in for a very different Wonder Woman. Other pieces of information, like the return of Chris Pine to the cast, only confused things more. Just what in the world was director Patty Jenkins up to?
Originally set to release, well basically right about now, the movie was pushed back to the summer of 2020. While that was somewhat bad news at the time, having now gotten a glimpse of what Wonder Woman 1984 has in store for us, one can only hope the wait will be worth it.
Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled to open in theaters June 5, 2020. Keep up with everything heading to the big screen next year with our 2020 movie release date schedule.