While 2019 marked the intrepid beginning of the #MeToo and ‘Time’s Up’ movements, 2020 is promising a blockbuster year for women too. Political and societal stances will continue, but on-screen, the new decade is ushering in a huge lineup of women in film and namely within the action genre. Following the release of trailers to Mulan and Black Widow last week, we now have a first look at Wonder Woman 1984.
It has been the hostly-anticipated sequel ever since the arrival of the first stand-alone film in 2017 and signals the ninth instalment in the DC Extended Universe – hoped to be one of its most popular as it goes head-to-head with the ever-growing offering from Marvel. Continuing on from the events of the first film which saw Diana Prince an Amazonian goddess (played by Gal Gadot) and love interest Captain Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) fight alongside the allies of World War I, the new trailer sees the super-heroine transport to the 1980’s. According to a short synopsis from Warner Bros., “Diana Prince comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.”
The cast will also include Kristen Wiig as well as a return from Pine, despite his character’s death in the first film.
“In the first movie, we got to establish the story of Diana becoming Wonder Woman,” Gadot told the audience at CCXP in Brazil at the weekend. “In this movie, we’re going to find Diana in 1984. She’s quite lonely. She lost all of her friends over the years, and she’s doing what she needs to do. She’s doing her calling. She’s helping mankind and saving them – until something crazy is about to happen to her.”
Those details will have to wait until the forthcoming release in June 2020. In the meantime, tune into the trailer below.