Warner Bros recently announced the Wonder Woman sequel is in beginning production in Washington, DC. Then star Gal Gadot tweeted a picture of Diana in front of a wall of television screens filled with 1980’s images. Then director Patty Jenkins tweeted out the first on-set image of Steve Trevor. After the enigmatic WW84 image, this is a Wonder Woman fact storm.
THE PRESS RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS
Wonder Woman 1984 is the title of the sequel. Warner Bros also confirmed the 1980s setting and Kristen Wiig playing the main villain The Cheetah. Director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot are returning with Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal will join the cast. Zack Snyder is listed as a producer and Geoff Johns as an executive producer.
Returning members of the Wonder Woman production team include director of photography Matthew Jenson, production designer Aline Bonetto, costume designer Lindy Hemming, and editor Richard Pearson. Production will take place in Washington, DC, the UK, Spain, and the Canary Islands.
GAL GADOT’S WONDER WOMAN TWEET
Gal Gadot posted the first look of her character in the 1980s. Diana appears to be dressed in 1980s contemporary clothing and taking in the 80s popular culture. The first Wonder Woman film showed the end of the first World War in 1918. Has Diana been living among humankind for over 60 years? Did she witness World War II, or had she moved to a more secluded corner of the world?
PATTY JENKINS’ WONDER WOMAN TWEET
Patty Jenkins posted an on-set photo of Chris Pines as Steve Trevor. She included the caption, “Welcome to WONDER WOMAN 1984, Steve Trevor!” The picture of Steve in a shopping mall wearing sneakers answers some fan questions. Therefore the theories of him being a ghost or a figment of Diana’s imagination are disproved.
STEVE TREVOR IS ALIVE
While Wonder Woman could live 60 years without aging, Chris Pines’ Steve Trevor hasn’t aged much since World War I. Even if Steve miraculously survived the explosion that saved London, how did he get to the 1980s? A government cryogenically freezing Steve like Marvel’s Winter Solider seems unlikely. Therefore, his resurrection from the afterlife similar to Greek myth would be a very Wonder Woman thing. This Steve Trevor could also be a descendent with the same name. In Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film, Chris Pine commented that he imagined Steve had a family and may have tragically lost them.
LEAKED SET PHOTOS & CHEETAH RUMOR
Shortly after the press release and tweets, leaked set photos and video appeared showing Gal Gadot and Chris Pine walking together in costume. Thus, the Warner Bros Wonder Woman 1984 media blitz might be in reaction to on-set fan photos. Vulture’s Kyle Buchanan also tweeted “I’ve heard Kristen Wiig starts the sequel as Diana’s friend, not her foe.”
Warner Bros releases Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters November 1, 2019.