The New “Wonder Woman 1984” Trailer Delivers the Goods
So. Many. Good. Things. Happened. On. Saturday.
Yes, we’re talking about the epic DC FanDome event, which really did deliver. We got to see Matt Reeves’ noir detective story take with The Batman, James Gunn’s epic reboot of The Suicide Squad, and now this—co-writer and director Patty Jenkins delivered pure goodness directly into our eyeballs. Wonder Woman 1984 is the movie we need right now. Jenkins and Gal Gadot delivered us from DC’s somber, very male world of superheroes into a brighter, bolder place with their 2017 origin story. Now, Wonder Woman 1984 finds Diana Prince 70-years after the events in the original, in a world of shoulder pads, parachute pants, and megalomaniac TV personalities believing themselves fit to rule us. Imagine!
The new trailer gives us a lot. We get a lot more of the egotistical wannabe supervillain Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal), a TV personality and media tycoon who wants the world to bow down to him. We also get a much longer look at Kristen Wiig as Barbara Ann Minerva, and better yet, as her alter ego, The Cheetah. We still don’t know how Barbara will turn into the apex predator she longs to be, but we see her in full feline form. She looks fierce. And there is, of course, the confusing return of Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor. In this trailer, it’s intimated that his return might have something to do with Maxwell Lord’s promise to be able to give everyone everything they wanted. We know Diana would want nothing more than to have Steve back, although this connection could be a head-fake.
Wonder Woman 1984 looks and feels like a very different kind of DC movie, yet it’s totally in keeping with the tone of the 2017 original. Gadot’s Diana Prince is not some brooding superhero hellbent on vengeance. And despite her prodigious gifts and her many superpowers, she’s accessible in a way that instantly made her, through Gadot’s great performance, the Wonder Woman fans had been waiting forever for. Now, it’s hard to imagine the DCEU without her. Thankfully, we don’t have to anymore.
Check out the new Wonder Woman 1984 trailer below. The film is still slated to hit theaters this October 2.
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Featured image: Caption: GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman and KRISTEN WIIG as Barbara Minerva in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ ™ & © DC Comics