After three relatively disappointing superhero titles, Warner Bros Pictures finally reached the top with Wonder woman In 2017, a production on the way to becoming one of the most successful superhero movies of all time. Therefore, it is not surprising that he is already working on a sequel, to take the name of Wonder Woman 1984.
The second installment of Wonder woman It was officially confirmed in July 2017. Also, director Patty Jenkins agreed to return to direct the follow-up of her blockbuster movie, with the star Gal Gadot already involved in another adventure like the iconic superherona.
Wonder Woman 1984 Arrive in theaters on June 5, 2020 (in the United States).
The bad guy from the movie
Wonder Woman 1984 It also has a bad, bad account. Missing more! In fact, the film's own director, Patty Jenkins, has been in charge of confirming the news. So, finally, we know that Pedro Pascal interpret the villain of the film.
Well hello … Max. # WW1984 pic.twitter.com/BgWsjyJixw
Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) October 24, 2019
Specifically, Pascal har de Maxwell Lord, a villain we saw in the comics in '87 and whose profile is that of a wealthy businessman who drives, among others, the foundation of the Justice League International, to later betray her. However, Maxwell Lord doesn't be the only bad guy from Wonder Woman 1984.
Fantastic Amazon allies in Wonder woman They will surely be happy to know that both Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen, will be retaking their roles in the 2017 film as General Antiope and Queen Hippolyta, respectively.
Wright confirmed his return as Antiope during an interview with Net-A-Porter, revealing that she and Nielsen filmed a ?flashback sequence? to Wonder Woman 1984 in Spain.
As if there wasn't enough emotion around Wonder woman 1984, the film has recruited Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer to provide more dynamism to the film.
Zimmer announced its participation in the next solo adventure of Wonder woman on your website. The project will take him back to the DC Comics superhero world after he has put his magic in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), which led him to create the score for the debut of Gal Gadot as a character. The acclaimed composer has been nominated for 11 Academy Awards in recent years, winning in 1994 with the film of King Len.
The first Wonder woman It was musicalized by Rupert Gregson-Williams, a longtime Zimmer contributor.
Photos, cameras and an official title
In mid-June, a flurry of updates on Wonder Woman 1984 I made it clear that the work is really moving forward After launching a promotional image with "WW84", Jenkins, Gadot and the studio confirmed the official title of the film, Wonder Woman 1984, in a series of updates on social networks.
In addition to signaling the start of film production, the updates also featured the first two photos of Wonder Woman 1984.
Wonder Woman 1984 # WW84 pic.twitter.com/aFei1Taqrt
Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 13, 2018
Meanwhile, Jenkins published a particularly interesting photo, as it seems to show the character of Chris Pine in a mall of the 80s.
Welcome to WONDER WOMAN 1984, Steve Trevor! # WW84 pic.twitter.com/BCLARdVuTu
Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 13, 2018
Given his decision to sacrifice his life for Wonder woman, and that he will be over 80 years old in 1984, the photo of Steve Trevor, who is still young, has sparked a lot of conversation among the fans of this herona.
Clues about the film
At the beginning of June 2018, Jenkins seemed to indicate a clue as to how little the film was developed, with an image that he published on Twitter, and later became the cover photo of his account.
The image has only four characters "WW84", but they are enough to draw their own conclusions to the fans ofWonder Woman
Since the film is expected to be established during the time of the Fra War, it is believed that the image confirms a 1984 scenario for the untitled sequel.
According to the reports, the actor of game of Thronesand of Narcos, Pedro Pascal, play a key role in the sequel to Wonder woman. The identity of the character played by Pascal is still unknown, according to Variety, but the role is expected to be fundamental.
Pascal played Oberyn Martell in game of Thrones of HBO, as well as Javier Pea in the series Narcos from Netflix. He also had a leading role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle last year, and starring alongside Denzel Washington the next sequel to The Equalizer.
The sequel to Wonder woman be a kind of meeting for Pascal and Jenkins, since the actor previously appeared in the 2015 drama Exposed, directed by Jenkins.
The sequel to Wonder woman Brings one of the most entertaining actresses in Hollywood to play a villain in the next adventure of the DC Comics hero. Jenkins announced the incorporation to the cast of the protagonist of Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters, Kristen Wiig, in the role of Cheetah through Twitter.
So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. And it is! Its true! So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family. Can?t wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned. #Cheetah !!! @GalGadot pic.twitter.com/Gn0jICiIAH
Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 9, 2018
"I am so excited to confirm one of the most exciting news," Jenkins wrote. "Y! It is true! Incredibly fortunate to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our family of Wonder woman. I can't wait to work with one of my favorites. And SO excited about what we have planned. @Gal Gadot ?
Casting for the sequel to Wonder Woman
Cheetah is one of the enemies of Wonder woman In the DC Comics universe, he appeared for the first time in a 1943 edition of the Wonder Woman cmics series and had recurring appearances over the years.
The character has gone through several iterations and the most recent version of the character is a kind of semidis with the characteristics of a cheetah: strength, speed and improved senses, as well as sharp teeth and claws
Although the premiere of Wonder woman 1984 was scheduled for 2019, the date has changed and is now set on June 5, 2020 in the United States.
With this new installment, DC and Warner intend to repeat the success of the first one that hit theaters on June 23, 2017.
New time, new place
Before she was officially confirmed as director of the sequel, Jenkins discussed some of the ideas she hoped to bring to the second chapter of the saga of Wonder woman.
According to a Jenkins publication in May 2017, the second film will probably have a more contemporary setting than the context of World War I. Subsequent reports indicated that the second film could be developed around the era of the Fra War, with the action taking place in the United States during the height of international tensions, instead of returning to Europe.
Either way, whatever era or story unfolds, you will have an impressive team of professional writers. Geoff Johns, a veteran DC Comics writer and co-president of DC Films, initially created the story for the sequel to Jenkins, and the screenwriter for The Expendables, Dave Callaham, was hired in September 2017 to join the editorial team.
Diana remain the star
Actress Gal Gadot back as Wonder woman for the sequel, although initially there was no certainty of its presence as the main face of the franchise.
The star of the Wonder Woman She was initially hired for just three movies in the WB superhero universe, and after appearing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder woman and in Justice League, your contract must have been fulfilled before Wonder Woman 2.
However, and to the delight of his fans, sometime after the premiere of Wonder woman and from the success obtained, Gadot's future with the franchise extended beyond those three films. It is still uncertain how many other productions remain with the franchise, but the truth is that we can be sure that we will see it again in Wonder Woman 2.
Breaking more than just box office records
When Patty Jenkins made her return official in Wonder Woman 2, the filmmaker broke another record in a long list of associated with the franchise. The decision to direct, co-write and produce the sequel to Wonder woman, apparently making Jenkins the highest paid female director in Hollywood history.
The contract was the product of an ?unusually long and difficult negotiation,? according to The Hollywood Reporter, where Jenkins fought to win as much as his male counterparts in his category, such is the case of director Zack Snyder, which brought us Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Taking into account that Wonder woman It was much more successful than both films in theaters in the United States, this is certainly a fair requirement.
According to rumors, Jenkins' contract not only gives him around $ 9 million dollars for his work in the film, but also a relatively large percentage of the final earnings, that is, the money he produces after covering production and promotion costs .
In the same way as Wonder woman established a new standard for action films directed and starred by women, the Jenkins agreement for its sequel takes a new step in the long road in this industry, towards the establishment of a new precedent to compensate the directors and actresses, who They have traditionally earned less than their male counterparts in Hollywood.
We will continue to update this article as we have new information.
* Article updated October 25, 2019 by Estefania Oliver.