Marvel Cinematic Universe got off to a pretty solid start with Iron Man (2008). We also know that DC tried to follow the footsteps of MCU by establishing its very own DC Extended Universe. But we know that things didn’t turn out quite well for DCEU after delivering commercially successful but critically slaughtered movies like Man of Steel, Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad. The second cinematic rebooted version of Superman in 2013 started off a bit roughly. On the other hand, BVS was a complete disaster! And we just don’t want to talk about Suicide Squad…
But thanks to Wonder Woman (2017) for saving the DCEU from its definitive death. Not only it worked like a charm on the fans, but it also made us believe that the DC universe is not done yet! Since then, comic book junkies were desperate to relive the powers and adventures of Wonder Woman. Warner Bros didn’t wait long and announced the sequel in the next month of its release.
If the ongoing coronavirus mayhem could not have occurred, then we would have seen Wonder Woman 1984 getting discharged on June 5, 2020, in the theatres worldwide. Anyway, it is certainly not the time to sit back and moan! Particularly when Diana Prince is set to step into a new era with a new antagonist and the long-lost love.
Here is what we know about the upcoming blockbuster from DCEU!
The first trailer of the sequel was dropped by WB at Brazil’s Comic-Con on December 8, 2019. It offered us enough to get a basic impression of the storyline of WW 1984.
We got a sneak peek of Diana and Steve sitting inside the cockpit of a jet and gawking at the fireworks in the sky. Fans have already speculated that this jet is none other than the superhero’s iconic invisible jet.
The trailer managed to open our mouths in amazement when it showed our beloved Wonder Woman wearing the pure gold-made suit in the end. That gold look is a major throwback to the third edition of the Kingdom Come comic book series in 1996.
Barbara Ann Minerva aka Cheetah has been Wonder Woman’s arch enemy since her spectacular debut in 1943. She is evidently going to play a major role in turning Diana’s life into complete chaos. Alongside her, we are going to witness the well-known businessman and entrepreneur named Maxwell Lord, affecting her life as well.
One thing which clearly blew the minds of the fans is the return of Diana’s love interest, Steve Trevor. How the hell did he survive? Steve was presumably killed in that life-taking aircraft explosion. Is he really back, or is it a game played by Diana’s adversaries in order to play with her emotions?
Diana was brought to life by Zeus himself! That’s why we should not argue about her ability to fly with the help of lightning bolts.
In addition to the details mentioned above, we will discover how Diana ended up being an art curator in the human world. And we can’t just ignore the birthplace of Amazon warriors, Themyscira.
Plus, the sequel is bringing the retro vibes of the 1980s to thrill us more. We couldn’t have asked for more!
Hell yeah! Other than Gal Gadot’s charismatic performance, Patty Jenkins’ direction and her complete control over the project aided the first entry in getting included in the list of “One of the greatest superhero movies of all-time.”
Jenkins not only brought out the real emotions of the lead characters, but she was also able to give us many exhilarating action set pieces, which is why the 2017’s lucrative entry ended up earning more than $800 million globally.
The first three entries in DCEU allowed us in unearthing the crucial fact that all these movies were introduced to successfully launch the Justice League franchise. But with a gigantic budget of $300 million and some notable ugly looking re-shoots, the movie was nothing but a complete trash can. Poor WB ended up losing more than $90 million on its most ambitious project yet.
But it looks like Wonder Woman 1984 will be quite different from other DCEU entries. If you look at some of the recent installments like Aquaman, Shazam, and Birds of Prey, then you will clearly notice that DCEU is trying to follow the MCU’s format. Mid-credits and post-credits scenes, linking one movie to another, and many more things seem to be borrowed from Marvel Studios. But WW 1984 can change it all!
Some time ago, Hans Zimmer managed to headline many news platforms when he openly stated that he was not interested in producing the musical scores of superhero movies anymore. There were some fans who welcomed his decision, but others weren’t quite sure about it. However, he decided to return to the superhero genre with Marvel’s Dark Phoenix (2019). He was able to get positive recognition for his music despite the movie’s horrible box-office collections.
But no worries now, Zimmer is back to compose the musical score of WW 1984. He is also responsible for giving Wonder Woman’s first-ever cinematic musical theme named Is She With You?.
Do you remember those times when Gal Gadot’s casting sparked some furious controversies on social media? But our female superhero successfully kicked the a**es of the haters and fired new energy into the iconic role of Wonder Woman. So, there is no way that we can imagine anybody else portraying the lead character.
Chris Pine (Steve Trevor) is making a miraculous return to the franchise. The trailer didn’t concentrate much on how he survived. But still, we are happy to see him once again. Welcome back, Steve!
A former archaeologist and friend-turned-foe, Barbara Ann Minerva, aka Cheetah, will be seen combating against our iconic superhero. Kristen Wiig has been assigned to do justice to the role of Wonder Woman’s main adversary.
Game of Thrones and Narcos fame, Pedro Pascal, will be the one and only Maxwell Lord. Additionally, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright are going to play their respective roles of Queen Hippolyta and General Antiope.
We all know that WW 1984 was on the verge of getting released on June 5, 2020. Just like other studios, Warner Bros also had no choice but to push back its release date. Many notable movies like The Invisible Man, Trolls: World Tour, Bloodshot, and others were forced to release on the digital platforms. Some rumors also surfaced online regarding its VOD release. But WB studio is not in any mood to release its much-awaited project digitally.
Wonder Woman 1984’s new release date is August 14, 2020.
Watch the following trailer of WW 1984 if you haven’t watched it yet!