“Wonder Woman 1984” Opening Scene Available For Your Viewing Pleasure
Let’s go back to Themyscira, shall we? Warner Bros. and HBO Max have made Wonder Woman 1984‘s opening scene available a little more than a week before director Patty Jenkins’ film hits theaters and streams on HBO Max on Christmas Day. Now if you’re the type that would rather watch the opening minutes when you can, you know, watch the rest of the film immediately after, we get that. However, if you want to whet your appetite just before you can settle in for the full meal, this will do the trick. In fact, this 3-and-a-half minute opening scene is less an appetizer than it is an adrenalin shot.
The opening scene takes us back to Diana Prince (Gal Gadot)’s home island of Themyscira, where her mighty tribe of Amazonian warriors is taking part in their dangerous, thrilling Amazon Games. As we’ve discussed in a previous post (linked below in our Wonder Woman 1984 round-up), Jenkins, her cast, and crew pulled out all the stops to capture the Amazon Games with all the sweep and grandeur these women warriors deserve. Many of these sequences were shot with IMAX cameras, so the action is massive in scale and scope.
By the time Wonder Woman 1984‘s action moves back to Diana’s present day, in Washington D.C. in 1984, it’ll have been 66-years since she left her mystical home island, helped the allies win World War I, and (we saw it with our own eyes!) lost Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). Yet we know they’ll be reunited here, and will face Pedro Pascal as the film’s villain, Max Lord, and Kristen Wiig as a new apex predator, Cheetah. The equally great Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen return as Antiope and Hippolyta respectively.
Check out the opening scene here. Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters and HBO Max on December 25.
For more on Wonder Woman 1984, check out these stories:
“Wonder Woman 1984” IMAX Featurette Puts Focus on Epic Action
New “Wonder Woman 1984” Teaser Highlights Human Side to Diana’s Story
“Wonder Woman 1984” Runtime Reveals a Meaty Sequel
“Wonder Woman 1984” Will Boast 4K Ultra HD & Dolby Atmos for HBO Max Premiere
New “Wonder Woman 1984” Trailer Reveals Christmas Day HBO Max Release
Featured image: Caption: Caption: (L-r) ROBIN WRIGHT as Antiope and LILLY ASPELL as Young Diana in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ ™ & © DC Comics