Wonder Woman 1984 Movie 2020 is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Wonder Woman. It is the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman and the ninth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
The film is directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she wrote with Geoff Johns and David Callaham and a story by Johns and Jenkins.
It will star Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, alongside Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen in supporting roles. Set in 1984, during the Cold War, the film will follow Diana and her past love Steve Trevor as they face off against Maxwell Lord and Cheetah.
Discussion of a sequel began shortly after the release of the first film in June 2017 and the decision to proceed was confirmed the following month. Principal photography began on June 13, 2018, with filming taking place at Warner Bros.
Studios, Leavesden in England, as well as the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia in the United States, London and Duxford in England, Tenerife and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands and Almería in Andalusia, Spain—and finished on December 22, 2018, after a six-month shoot. Additional filming took place in July 2019.
Wonder Woman 1984 will have its World Premiere on December 15, 2020 via the DC FanDome virtual platform.
The film is scheduled to be released in theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures on December 25, 2020 in the United States and Canada; it will also stream digitally on HBO Max in the US for a month beginning on that same date.
It will debut theatrically in international markets that do not have HBO Max on a staggered schedule beginning on December 16, 2020.
Wonder Woman 1984 Premise
In 1984, during the Cold War, Diana Prince comes into conflict with two formidable foes—media businessman Maxwell Lord and friend-turned-enemy Barbara Ann Minerva while reuniting with her love interest Steve Trevor.
Wonder Woman 1984 Cast
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman:
An immortal demigoddess, Amazon princess and warrior. Diana is the daughter of Hippolyta, the Amazonian queen of Themyscira, and Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods.
Speaking to Total Film, Gadot spoke about the character’s evolution from the first film, saying; “In the first movie, [Diana] really is a fish out of water, coming from Themyscira into man’s world and learning about the complexities of human life, really. In Wonder Woman 1984, she’s been around.
She’s wiser and she’s more mature. She’s guarded and lost all of her friends throughout the years.
But she’s still doing the right thing, yet she is different from when we last saw her.” Gadot added; “In the first movie, we really explored the journey of the coming-of-age, of how Diana Prince became Wonder Woman, and owned her full strengths and powers.”
Chris Pine as Steve Trevor:
An American pilot and spy from World War I and the love interest of Diana, who had presumably died during the events of the first film.
Kristen Wiig as Barbara Ann Minerva / Cheetah:
An archaeologist who befriends Diana before becoming imbued with mystical abilities that gradually transform her into a cheetah-like superhuman. She allies herself with Lord to fight Diana.
Wiig stated; “It really doesn’t feel like a sequel in that… everything’s different. The posters, the music, everything” before adding; “Obviously the posters are different! I meant, like the style! A lot of time, with the sequel, you want to show the connection to the first one.” Gadot concurred, saying: “It’s totally of its own… It’s true. And I feel, in the first movie, a big thing that we played off was the naiveté of Diana.”
Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord:
A charismatic businessman and entrepreneur who is famous for TV infomercials but secretly harbors delusions of grandeur and a lust for power.
Director Patty Jenkins has stated Pascal’s performance as Lord was inspired by Gordon Gekko from Oliver Stone’s Wall Street and by Gene Hackman’s portrayal of Lex Luthor in Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman film, and denied that Donald Trump was the main influence for the portrayal, with Jenkins describing Lord as “a villain with potential to be dangerous and scary”.
Robin Wright as Antiope:
Hippolyta’s deceased sister, general of the Amazon army and Diana’s aunt.
Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta:
The queen of Themyscira and Diana’s mother.
Additionally, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Kristoffer Polaha and Amr Waked have been cast in undisclosed roles.
Wonder Woman 1984 Cast & Crew
|Directed by||Patty Jenkins|
|Based on||Wonder Woman
by William Moulton Marston
|Music by||Hans Zimmer|
|Edited by||Richard Pearson|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
In August 2018, Hans Zimmer was announced as the composer for Wonder Woman 1984, replacing Rupert Gregson-Williams who scored the first film.
Zimmer previously scored Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the first and second films in the DC Extended Universe, and the latter which also featured Wonder Woman.
The first track from the score, “Themyscira“, was released as part of DC FanDome 2020.
Another track, “Open Road”, was released on December 10, 2020, as part of the “Week of Wonder” social media promotion leading up to the film’s release.
The album will be released on December 16, 2020, by WaterTower Music.
Wonder Woman 1984 Movie Online Watch Official Trailer
Wonder Woman 1984 Movie Release Date:
Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled to be theatrically released by Warner Bros. Pictures in a handful of international markets starting on December 16, 2020, and theatrically in the United States and Canada on December 25 in Dolby Cinema and IMAX while streaming on HBO Max in the United States and via Premium video-on-demand in Canada the same day. The film will be released theatrically in additional markets through January 28, 2021.
It was originally announced for release on December 13, 2019, before being moved up to November 1, 2019, then it was delayed to June 5, 2020. On March 24, 2020, with theatres closed for an uncertain period of time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was delayed to August 14, 2020, taking the release date of Malignant.
In June 2020, a further delay saw the film’s release pushed to October 2, 2020, before it was moved to the Christmas date.
Later, Variety reported the film would be keeping its Christmas release date in theaters, while the film would also premiere digitally on HBO Max in the United States the same day, with the film being available at no extra cost to subscribers, after a staggered theatrical release schedule in most international markets that do not have HBO Max starting on December 16, including Greece, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
Shortly after, Deadline Hollywood reported that in order to get exhibitors on board with the day-and-date HBO Max release, Warner Bros. agreed to take a lower cut of the rental revenue than it usually does with a tentpole release, as well as to pull the film from HBO Max after a month so that the second month of the film’s run would be exclusive to theaters.
The site also said industry analysts had estimated the film’s break-even point at $500 million and that it was expected to lose money for the studio.
In a follow-up article from Variety, Adam Aron, CEO of US theater chain AMC Theatres, supported the simultaneous release strategy, stating, “Given that atypical circumstances call for atypical economic relationships between studios and theaters, and atypical windows and releasing strategies, AMC is fully onboard for Warner Brothers’ announcement.”
Like its predecessor, Wonder Woman 1984 will not be shown in Lebanon due to Gadot’s prior involvement with and support of the Israel Defence Forces.