What We Know About Wonder Woman 1984
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) | Dir. Patty Jenkins | Cast: Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Gal Gadot, Robin Wright | Writers: Dave Callaham (screenplay), Geoff Johns (screenplay), Geoff Johns (story), Patty Jenkins (screenplay), Patty Jenkins (treatment), William Moulton Marston (Wonder Woman created by)
Wonder Woman was the first really acclaimed entry in the recent DC film universe; having bucked the negative press that befell Zack Snyder's Superman and Justice League films. While the character was introduced to the film universe in Batman vs Superman, Gal Gadot's portrayal jumped out at us as being a real highlight when she got to headline her own Wonder Woman film.
She returned in Justice League, and is next set to appear in Wonder Woman 1984.
When is Wonder Woman 1984 released?
At present, Wonder Woman 1984 is set for release on 4th June 2020.
Who is directing and who else stars in the film?
Patty Jenkins is returning to the director's chair having done such a fantastic job with the first film. She is also writing the screenplay alongside Geoff Johns and David Callaham.
We know Gal Gadot is playing the titular lead and this time she is going head to head with Kristen Wiig's Cheetah. Chris Pine will return to the role of Steve Trevor even though the character seemingly died in the first film.
Connie Neilsen returns as Hippolyta while Robin Wright also returns to the role of Antiope.
What do we know about the plot?
As the title would suggest, the film is set in 1984. In the film, Wonder Woman squares off against the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility.
That's about all we know for the time being.
How will Wonder Woman 1984 fit into the wider DC canon?
This is a good question - it takes place before all of the other films (excepting the first Wonder Woman which is set during the First World War) so all of the events here predate Man of Steel. However with the DCEU future in question following the scrapping of plans for another Ben Affleck Batman outing, now that Matt Reeves appears to be rebooting that character and rumours that Henry Cavill will not be returning to the role of Superman, it's hard to see where the DCEU will go next.
Aquaman recently achieved box office success, so the franchise isn't dead but without the tentpole Batman and Superman characters we're unsure whether there'll be further outings for Wonder Woman in her current guise after Wonder Woman 1984 is released.
In 2014, Gal Gadot signed a three film contract with Warner so there is space for one more film before that contract comes to an end.