The fate of the world rests in Wonder Woman’s hands once again.
The first full-length trailer for “Wonder Woman 1984” was unveiled by director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot, who also served as a producer for the sequel, at the Comic Con Experience in São Paolo, Brazil, on Sunday.
Jenkins said that the superhero will be “unleashed on the modern world” in the new film, which boasts real wire work and major stunt moments shot on location around the globe — as opposed to the more typical CGI-heavy effects we’ve come to expect from comic book fare in recent years.
The eye-popping trailer kicks off on a more subdued note with Diana bonding with Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig) — who later becomes one of her greatest foes — about past loves. And before long, Diana’s former flame Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), who seemingly met his end in the first film, blasts in for a brand new adventure.
Set to the New Order track “Blue Monday,” the trailer thrusts Diana into a bold, new, totally ’80s world, as she kicks butt Amazonian-style, leaping to new heights and putting Thor to shame by seemingly lassoing a bolt of lightning. We also get a peek at Diana’s homeland of Themyscira, where much of the first film was set.
On Sunday, fans were also treated to four new character posters featuring the first look at Wiig’s Barbara Minerva (aka the villain Cheetah); Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord; and Pine in the new film.
A teaser video featured glimpses of Diana disarming a cadre of gun-toting bad guys whetted fans’ appetites a day before the full trailer dropped.
DC has been expectedly tight-lipped about the next chapter of Diana’s story, which will hit theaters three years after the record-breaking original film. The studio has so far only released a log line that’s light on details:
“Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. ‘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.”
And while the “Wonder Woman 1984” won’t be released until next summer ― it was originally slated to be released this year ― Gadot is already raising expectations that the film is more engrossing than the original.
“I was so invested even though I shot the whole movie and I read the script a million times and we did it and filmed it for eight whole months,” she said of her experience screening the film for the first time. “All of a sudden seeing all the puzzle pieces coming together and seeing this huge, grand … I called Patty crying.”
She added: “I had an even bigger reaction than I did for the first one.”
“Wonder Woman 1984” arrives in theaters on June 5, 2020.