Shall we squee, darlings? Because we feel like squeeing is about to happen. First, let’s work our way up to a good squee – a pre-squee, if you will – by checking out these eye-popping posters for the upcoming second installment in the Wonder Woman franchise, Wonder Woman 1984:
Okay, now having done the requisite warmup and stretching, check out this entirely squee-worthy trailer:
DID YOU SEE YOUR GIRL RIDING THE FRICKING LIGHTNING AND NO THAT IS NOT SOME SORT OF METAPHOR?!?
Can we talk about the hair?
Also, DREAMY STEVE TREVOR (who is somehow not still dead):
Pedro Pascal’s playing Maxwell Lord, a character from the comics who’s responsible for the (spoiler in link) most controversial Wonder Woman arc of all time; one that is still fiercely debated by the fan community over a decade after her character-defining (for good or bad) moment. It’s certainly intriguing setting him up as the villain here.
And finally, the onscreen debut of what some fans derisively called her “Screaming Chicken” armor. It’s surprising in that they did such an amazing job turning the classic Wonder Woman costume into something with nuance and history and thematic undertones to it, but this? This does not translate all that well, to our eyes.
A teeny-tiny, infintesimally minor quibble, however. We will now turn over the proceedings to Miss Press Release while we go into the other room and squee our lungs out. As Tom said to Lorenzo upon first viewing this: “Don’t judge me but a little pee came out.”
Lorenzo would like it on the record that the preceding sentence was a total fabrication. Whatever. We’re psyched.
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.
With director Patty Jenkins back at the helm and Gal Gadot returning in the title role, “Wonder Woman 1984” is Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the DC Super Hero’s first outing, 2017’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office. The film also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.
Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Stephen Jones are producing the film. Rebecca Steel Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Marianne Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Wesley Coller are the executive producers.
Patty Jenkins directed from a screenplay she wrote with Geoff Johns & David Callaham, story by Jenkins & Johns, based on characters from DC. Joining the director behind the scenes are several members of her “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”) is cutting the film.
The music is by Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer (“Dunkirk,” “The Lion King”).
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents an Atlas Entertainment/Stone Quarry Production, a Patty Jenkins Film, “Wonder Woman 1984.” Set to open in theaters on June 5, 2019 in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX, it will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
[Photo Credit: Warner Bros. – Video Credit: Warner Bros via YouTube.com]