Our favorite heroine is back! “Wonder Woman: 1984” is the follow-up to the 2017 box office hit “Wonder Woman,” where Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Diana Prince/ Wonder Woman. The movie will take place after the events of the last movie, only this time in the futuristic ‘80s, set during the Cold War. During this time period, Wonder Woman will have to deal with new enemies, new technology and a new life without her lover, Lt. Steven Trevor. As she navigates all this, she finds herself discovering who she can really trust and if she really knows herself after all.
This movie has been highly anticipated for quite some time now; since the release of the trailer back in late 2019, fans have been looking forward to the unique graphics, the potential Easter eggs paying homage to the 1980s and seeing how closely the movie will follow the comics, if it does at all. The movie also resonates with comic book lovers and film buffs alike: the first movie was one of DC’s best standalone movies since Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy.
Through careful character development by Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman shows that she is not a strong female character, but a powerful character that happens to be female. Just from the trailer alone, the upcoming movie will bring nothing short of that, showing her challenges and determination to keep fighting for justice.
Before the trailer was released, however, Warner Bros. steadily dropped some fun information, such as the casting of who will reprise their roles as well as newcomers, alongside other important details, such as the point of the plot, hidden pop culture references and Wonder Woman’s newfound maturity as a heroine living in the mortal world. Warner Bros. also teased certain plot twists along the way without giving much away, only to keep fans both satisfied yet hanging on until the movie hits theatres.
Warner Bros. has pushed back the release date for the movie to reshoot scenes in the wake of COVID-19. It was originally intended to be released this past summer, potentially making it another blockbuster hit for DC Comics, Warner Bros. and Patty Jenkins. Like other movies that were to be in theaters these past few months, it feels as if we’ll never be able to see them, and if we do, it would be through a streaming network such as Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime.
Alas, it has a new date — Oct. 2, so there is hope after all. This is hopefully the much needed kickstart to get people back to theaters to watch movies again. Fingers crossed — it will feel as if everything is getting back to normal, or it will at least feel like nostalgia with the days of watching a movie in ease and having the excitement of going out with friends and seeing something project on the silver screen. Maybe that will be key to the success of “Wonder Woman: 1984.”