Robin Wright Will Appear in Wonder Woman 1984
Wonder Woman 1984 seems to be getting everything right. Director Patty Jenkins knew the perfect recipe to make the first film a hit, and she seems to be carrying over some of the film’s greatest ingredients. In a blink-and-you’ll-miss it mention, an interview with Net-A-Porter reveals that Robin Wright will return for the sequel.
“Now, apart from shooting a flashback sequence in Spain with Connie Nielsen for Wonder Woman 1984, and preparing for her feature directorial debut (which starts production in January), Wright is free, and eager to devote time to other passions, such as her socially conscious clothing line, Pour Les Femmes,” the magazine writes.
The report indicates that Wright’s scene will be a flashback, and that the fierce and highly skilled general will not be resurrected. General Antiope’s death was a pivotal moment in Diana’s (Gal Gadot) life. Despite resistance from Diana’s mother, Hippolyte, Antiope armed her young niece with the skills to fight and defend Themyscira. The brave warrior was tragically killed saving Diana from a bullet on the beach when attacked by German soldiers.
As much as we would like to see her brought back to life in the 1980s, Antiope’s death had such a powerful impact on Diana. To invalidate that sacrifice could tarnish the impact it had. If Wright is performing with Nielsen, we’ll likely get a glimpse into their family dynamics and interaction as sisters.
Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), on the other hand, appears to be alive and well. He has somehow been resurrected and reunited with Diana in 1984 without aging a day. Jenkins appears to have handpicked some of the best parts of Wonder Woman and is looking for creative ways to include them. The sequel is a period piece, our favorite characters are returning, and Diana will be back to saving Earth. We hope the new film captures the lightning magic of the first and early indicators look promising.
Featured Image: GAL GADOT as Diana Prince in the action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ ™ & © DC Comics