A glorious dose of 1980s cheese and kick-ass action greeted fans in Hall H on Saturday morning during Warner Bros.’ big Comic-Con panel, as director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot unveiled the first footage from “Wonder Woman 1984.”
The video featured Wonder Woman (Gadot) in her 1980s get-up in a mall food court, where armed gunmen stage a hold-up. Before she moves in to stop the bad guys, Wonder Woman is spotted by a glasses-wearing little girl who’s shocked at the superhero’s appearance.
Wonder Woman gets the girl away from the danger by picking her up and gently sliding her across the mall with her super strength, so that the girl comes to a comfortable stop against a giant teddy bear. She’s not so gentle with the robbers.
Next, Wonder Woman leaps over the robbers, grabs the guns from their hands, and crushes them. Next, she uses her glowing golden Lasso of Truth to lasso both baddies, then leaps up to the second floor of the food court and drags them behind her.
The footage then cut to a shot of Wonder Woman running down a city street as the logo for the film appeared on the screen. It was notable that, unlike “Wonder Woman,” the sequel has taken on a very bright and colorful aesthetic to go with its 1980s setting.
Set during the late height of Cold War tensions, the film sees Diana come into conflict with the Soviet Union and encountering a new enemy, the villain Cheetah.
“Wonder Woman 1984,” is in production with a planned release on Nov. 1, 2019. The film brings back Patty Jenkins as director and co-writer. Gadot is starring, along with Chris Pine as Steve Trevor (returning from the dead in a great Member’s Only jacket), with Kristen Wiig as Cheetah. Pedro Pascal has also been cast in the film.
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