Wonder Woman 1984 transports the superhero from World War I to a decade defined by big hair, iconic musicians, and movies like Ghostbusters and Terminator.

The first trailer has been released for Wonder Woman 1984, the follow up to the hit 2017 movie Wonder Woman which grossed almost US$822 million.

Live-streamed on Twitter from Comic Con Experience (CCXP 2019) in São Paulo, Brazil, the two-and-a-half minute trailer depicts Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman taking on a flurry of foes in Washington DC and beyond.

“Nothing good is born from lies and greatness is not what you think,” says Gadot’s Diana Prince as the Amazonian warrior cracks her glowing lasso and fends off bullets in slow motion using her deflecting bracelets.

Wonder Woman 1984 transports the superheroine from World War I to a decade defined by big hair, iconic musicians, and movies like Ghostbusters and Terminator. It’s also a decade defined by the Cold War, and that’s where Wonder Woman’s story takes place. Gadot, who had to wait several minutes before the fans cheering stopped, said that Diana had lost a lot since the first film, stated The Hollywood Reporter.

“She’s quite lonely,” said Gadot. “She lost all of her friends over the years, and she’s doing what she needs to do … she’s helping mankind and saving them, until something crazy is about to happen to her.”

Wonder Woman 1984, Gai Gadot

Gadot called Wonder Woman 1984 the biggest movie she’s ever done.

“Instead of shooting some action and letting the CGI (handle) most of it, we actually shot most of it,” said Gadot. “Thank God I had some help with my stunt team.”

“Because this movie is set in the ’80s, we set out to make a grand, epic experience like they made in the ’80s,” director Patty Jenkins told the crowd. “We did so much for real. Real wire work. Real locations. What you’re going to see today, that’s real people doing those stunts on real locations.”

Warner Bros simply stated “Diana Prince comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah”.

Cheetah is known within DC Comics as one of Wonder Woman’s archenemies, originally appearing in Wonder Woman #6 back in 1943. This is the first time Cheetah is appearing in a live-action movie with Wonder Woman. Cheetah is Barbara Minerva played by Kristen Wiig.

Kristen Wiig, Wonder Woman 1984

“We knew that Kristen Wiig would kill it, and she went beyond our wildest dreams,” Jenkins, who also directed the Wonder Woman movie, told CCXP 2019.

Pedro Pascal joins the cast as businessman Max Lord, and Chris Pine returns, in some form, as Diana’s hunky heart-throb Steve Trevor, whose character perished in the 2017 movie.

“We didn’t put Steve Trevor in this movie just because we wanted to put Steve Trevor in this movie,” said Jenkins. “A eureka moment came, and it couldn’t be told without Chris Pine playing Steve Trevor. I promise you, it’s not a gimmick.”

Wonder Woman 1984 marks the ninth movie in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), following Shazam earlier this year and Aquaman in 2018.

Wonder Woman 1984, Warner Bros

This represents Wonder Woman’s fourth appearance in the DCEU following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman and Justice League. It will be released on 5 June, 2020.

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