The sequel to WB/DC hit Wonder Woman has begun production with Patty Jenkins returning to direct again and Gal Gadot returning as Princess Diana aka Wonder Woman. But who else is joining? And what era will we see Diana in?
It was rumored for awhile that the script Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns was working on featured a Cold War setting. Now that can officially be confirmed with the sequel being titled Wonder Woman 1984. And this time, we will see Diana in the U.S., as currently filming is taking place in Washington, D.C, and later in other places of the U.S. and Europe. Check out the official press release from WB for all the details:
BURBANK, Calif. — Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the Super Hero’s first outing, last summer’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office. “Wonder Woman 1984” will also be helmed by acclaimed director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot in the title role.
As previously announced, the film also stars Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. And Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor.
Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot are producing the film. Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.
Joining her behind the scenes are several members of Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” team, including director of photography Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“Amélie”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“Topsy-Turvy”). Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (“United 93”) will cut the film.
Production will take place in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands.
Set to open in theaters November 1, 2019, “Wonder Woman 1984” is based on the character created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
The press release confirms the return of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, although how that occurs is unknown (grandson? projection? revived?). It was first reported that Kristen Wiig was director Jenkins top pick for the main villain role of Cheetah, to which she would later officially confirm the casting on social media. The next star who will join the sequel is Pedro Pascal, first reported as a mystery key role. Amongst the many producers, we see Zack Snyder return and Gal Gadot joining the team.
*UPDATE 7/31/18 WITH 2 NEW STILLS FROM JENKINS*
Here’s a link to a fan-cast for Wonder Woman characters that have not yet been cast.