Still, it will be almost a year until Wonder Woman 1984 officially hits the big screen, but we’ve just got a pretty breathtaking look at the new movie.
Recently, in response to the news that Warner Bros.’ DC Comics films won’t be having a presence at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H next month, WW84 director Patty Jenkins took to Twitter, sharing a teaser poster for the movie, alongside confirmation that the marketing campaign will not officially begin until December of this year.
The first poster features Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in her whole new suit of armor in front of a neon-hued background and in the shape of a “W.” You can check a closer look below.
Then, WW84 star Gal Gadot also re-tweeted the post on social media, expressing she could not wait to share the film with everyone.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 5, 2019
The poster also appears to provide the first official look at Wonder Woman’s “Golden Eagle” stunning armor, which previously had been rumored to factor into the movie in some way. It also hammers home WW84’s period setting in a pretty unique way.
“You know what was cool,” Patty Jenkins said during an interview. “We are treating the era differently than I have seen so far, that I feel like there are a lot of interesting versions of doing that era. And in our version, as a child of the ‘80s myself, yes there was funny, ha-ha outfits that I can’t believe I wore, for sure.”
“But there is also incredible music, and incredible art,” the filmmaker revealed. “And I really feel like the 1980s is mankind at their most extreme and at their best. So it was when we could do anything we wanted and had no idea of the price yet. So we have committed to that version of the ‘80s, where it is not needle drops, and it is not a bunch of jokes. Actually, it is the most aspirational and elegant version of the ‘80s in many places.”
And as the title suggests, Wonder Woman 1984 will follow the titular character in a new adventure set in the 1980s. The cast also has Chris Pine, who will return as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig, who will be reprising Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah, and Pedro Pascal, who will be playing a currently unknown role.
So, what do you think of this first poster for Wonder Woman 1984? The film is slated to premiere on June 5 next year.
Other upcoming DC movies include Joker on October 10 this year; Birds of Prey (& the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7th, 2020; The Batman on June 25th, 2021; The Suicide Squad on August 6, 2021; and Aquaman 2 on December 16, 2022. In the meantime, Shazam! will be streaming on home video on demand services, DVD, and Blu-ray next month.
“Captain Marvel” Star Brie Larson Reveals Her Favorite Superhero Is Wonder Woman
Currently, Brie Larson’s portrayal of Captain Marvel is commanding the box office. And it looks like another female superhero has a special place in her heart.
During an interview with The Female Lead on the film’s red carpet, a young fan asked Brie Larson what female superhero is her favorite. And the actress revealed, she’s a fan of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman from DC.
“I really like Wonder Woman a lot,” Larson said. “I think she is super cool.”
Brie Larson has mentioned Wonder Woman in a fair share of other interviews. Recently, the director of Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins took to social media to congratulate the team behind Captain Marvel on its success. And the film star Gal Gadot also shared artwork of the two with her kind words to Larson.
With Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel being the first two female-fronted solo superhero films in the modern-day DC and Marvel cinematic universes, it is safe to say that both have ended up making quite an impact.
“What was great about Wonder Woman was talking to female audience members afterward about how they felt watching the movie,” said the executive producer Jonathan Schwartz. “A lot of people I talked to just said. ‘I have never felt like that watching a movie before in my entire life. The character resonated with me in the ways I did not even know a character could resonate with me.’ That was so great to hear, and kind of an amazing thing.”
“I think the movie helped us understand how important movies like that are,” continued Schwartz. “So, in terms of making the movie [Wonder Woman] feel distinct, I think all these films chart their own courses anyway. And I think that means making the movie feel distinct. Not just from other female-led movies, but from all the Marvel movies as well, which I think we’ll try to do in every movie. It was not a new challenge necessarily. But it was the one I think we were extra-excited for because of the nature of what this movie means to people.”
Upcoming DC films include:
- Shazam! on April 5
- Joker on October 10
- Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020
- Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020
- The Batman on June 25, 2021
- The Suicide Squad on August 6, 2021
- Aquaman 2 on December 16, 2022.
Stay tuned with us!
“Wonder Woman” Star Gal Gadot Congratulates “Captain Marvel” Star Brie Larson
Recently, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot offered her congratulations to Brie Larson for Captain Marvel during its big opening weekend.
Gal Gadot posted to her Instagram Story, sharing artwork of herself Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel together, with kind words for Brie Larson.
“I am so happy for you sister! Congrats,” Gadot wrote.
— ✵ Captain Marvel News ✵ (@CaptMarvelNews) March 11, 2019
Wonder Woman, the first female-led movie in the DC Extended Universe, broke records when it was released back in 2017. And now, Captain Marvel is following suit, breaking records as the first female-led Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
Captain Marvel has earned $455 million global opening weekend, becoming the biggest global opening ever for a female-led movie. That is also the second-largest global opening ever for a Marvel Studios film, behind only last year’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Furthermore, the blockbuster’s opening weekend total brings the MCU’s combined box office gross after 31 movies to $17.98 billion. With Captain Marvel’s entire theatrical run ahead, not to mention the openings of upcoming Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, it will not be long before the Marvel Studios film hits that $18 billion.
The film opened with $153 million domestically. That makes it become the seventh-largest domestic opening weekend for an Marvel Cinematic Universe film, landing above Guardians of the Galaxy and right below Iron Man 3. It’s also the second-highest domestic opening weekend for a solo Marvel Cinematic Universe character debit, behind only last year’s Black Panther.
Previously, during a visit to the set of Captain Marvel, the executive producer, Jonathan Schwartz, also revealed how the film got inspired by DC’s Wonder Woman.
As for Gal Gadot, the star will be reprising her role in Wonder Woman 1984, which is set to hit theaters on June 5, 2020.
Captain Marvel is now playing in theaters. Don’t miss out!
“Captain Marvel” Producer Revealed How They Got Inspired From “Wonder Woman”
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters this year with a binary bang, but the heroine is not the first to take over Hollywood. It was not long ago that Wonder Woman broke barriers with her solo venture. And it seems that Carol Danvers will be taking cues from her DC Comics predecessor.
Recently, during a visit to the set of Captain Marvel, executive producer Jonathan Schwartz was asked if – and how – Wonder Woman influenced the MCU film. And he had the following to say.
“What’s so great about Wonder Woman was talking to female audience members afterward about how they felt watching the movie. A lot of people I talked to said, ‘I have never felt like that watching a movie before in my entire life. The character resonated [with] me in ways I did not even know that a character could resonate with me.’ That was great to hear, and kind of an amazing thing,” the producer said to Comicbook.
“I think it [Wonder Woman] helped us understand how important movies like that are. So that in terms of making the movie feel distinct, all those movies chart their own courses anyway. I think that means making the film feel distinct, not just from other female-lead movies, but all the other Marvel movies as well, that we try to do in every movie. It was not a new challenge necessarily. But it was the one I think we were extra-excited for because of the nature of what this movie means to people.”
It is no secret that Wonder Woman sat well with both fans and critics upon its release. And now Captain Marvel looks like it will land in the same way.
To date, reactions to the film have still been positive on social network media. And the star behind Captain Marvel, Brie Larson, has become a clear favorite within the MCU already. Still, the actress says she hopes fans will be able to break down Captain Marvel like any other film and not praise it blindly for the sake of female empowerment.
“It does not matter what I make. I really feel firm that art is made to be enjoyed and interpreted. And you will get what you need out of it,” Larson said in a recent interview. “My favorite books I have read many times in life, and they mean something totally different to me every time I read them. Art is not made to be processed and labeled or organized in the way that we do it now. Even I have a hard time with that idea of genre. And we place value based off of, ‘Well, it is really good for this kind of movie.’ What is that even mean? I don’t understand.”
“It will be what it is. And I think there is gonna be a lot there for people to digest and feel,” she continued. “Hopefully it will become the movie that you just want to revisit again and again. As life goes on, it will have more to it. And I just want to make art that lasts. I want to make art you’ll grow with. That’s all.”
So, do you have any preference between Wonder Woman or Captain Marvel? Share with us in the comments below.
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan). Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva). Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), alongside Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel launches on March 8, 2019, while Wonder Woman 1984 will hit theaters on June 5 next year.
“Wonder Woman 1984” Rumor Reveals How Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor Returns
Since Wonder Woman hit theaters, fans were shocked when Steve Trevor (star Chris Pine) ultimately met his untimely end. Deader than dead, we were even more shocked when some of the first promotional stills released from the set of Wonder Woman 1984 showed Chris Pine’s character alive and well.
But how does Steve Trevor return from his death?
According to We Got This Covered, director Patty Jenkins and company are introducing another classic DC Comics villain that will revive Steve Trevor from the dead, in exchange for a favor from Wonder Woman (stars Gal Gadot).
The report says Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) will be playing one Maxwell Lord. This character is on a mission of collecting whatever ancient artifacts he can get his hands on. And they will make him “as powerful as a god.” The rumors also state that the Lord is working hand-in-hand with Barbara Ann Minerva until one of the artifacts mentioned above turns her into Cheetah.
Angry at her colleague’s betrayal, Cheetah turns on Lord. Then the latter revives Trevor to persuade Wonder Woman to help Lord in his fight against Cheetah.
During an interview late last year, Chris Pine revealed that he was well aware he would be back for a sequel while the original Wonder Woman was filming.
“Patty [Jenkins] had told me her idea somewhere in the middle of the first one. And when she gets an idea, it is a pretty powerful thing because you can see the kernel land in the dirt. And just all of a sudden it starts growing and becoming a tree, you know. She could make you do anything,” Chris Pine told BBC Radio 1. “That happened with a TV show we did, she just fully formed. Then she acts out every part.”
“I mean when she pitched me for Wonder Woman, there was not a chance that I wanted to do Wonder Woman. First of all, it is not about me. It is not Wonder Man,” joked Chris Pine. “But then we met at this restaurant. And there was no script and pitched the story. And I was like, ‘Yes, all day yes! When do you want me to start?’ And that is the joy and beauty of Patty.”
Wonder Woman 1984 will hit theaters well over a year from now on, June 5, 2020.
In the meantime, Aquaman is already in theaters now. Other upcoming DC movies include Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Joker on October 10, 2019, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020.
DC Fan Art Pictures Scarlett Johansson as Wonder Woman
Gal Gagot starring as Wonder Woman has been one of comics’ leading heroines for decades. The arrival on the big screen only cemented her all-star state. Gadot has become nearly inseparable from Princess Diana thanks to her much-loved performance, but some are wondering who else could have done the job.
Recently, fan art has imagined a world where another superhero starlet put on Wonder Woman’s tiara. However, fans aren’t sure how to feel about it.
The artist known as Bosslogic shared his switch-around with fans via Twitter/Instagram. As you can see below, the fan art put Johansson behind Wonder Woman’s sword. The design took inspiration from The CW’s upcoming Arrowverse crossover.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) November 18, 2018
As the series prepared to tackle an Elseworlds arc, this universe-bending fan art let Johansson embrace her inner Amazon. The poster sees the actress rocking long red hair similar to Black Widow, but her outfit couldn’t be much more different. Getting armed with a sword and ornate shield, Wonder Woman isn’t one to don a tight S.H.I.E.L.D. suit, but Johansson does pull off both looks regardless.
Fans have been quickly reacting to this look, and the feedback has been split. While the fan art itself looks flawless, netizens have grown attached to Gadot and her appearance of Wonder Woman. It could be fun to imagine ‘what if’ when it comes to casting, but fans are more than happy leaving the role to Gal Gadot.
Meanwhile, the actress is busy with her role Wonder Woman as Gadot has been filming its sequel. The production on Wonder Woman 1984 has been on-going for a couple of months, leaving Gadot with many works to do. As for Scarlett Johansson, her year got off to a busy start with the release of Avengers: Infinity War movie. Her character as Black Widow will only expand once Avengers 4 hits the theaters next May. But who knows? Maybe Johansson will find some time to cosplay as Wonder Woman before her next blockbuster drops?
By the way, if you’re curious to see how Gal Gadot might look like the Black Widow, keep calm; Bosslogic has you covered. The artist shared a fan art that switch-around earlier in the week, and you’d like to see it here.
Marvel Fan Art Imagines “Wonder Woman” Star Gal Gadot as Black Widow
Gal Gadot herself has made a name as Wonder Woman, but the new artwork featured the DC star as the MCU’s Black Widow. Though Marvel Studios cast Scarlett Johansson in her role of Natasha Romanoff almost a decade ago so she could make a debut in Iron Man 2, some impressive fan art has swapped Gadot in for Johansson.
In the CW, “Elseworlds” is the name that used for this year’s Arrowverse mega-crossover. It features iconic characters swapping roles as Barry Allen became the Green Arrow or Oliver Queen turned into The Flash. And there’s one fan artist, in particular, that took that name to heart.
Bosslogic has done the same to starts in Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Warner Bro.’s DC Extended Universe. In his latest entry into this particular set of fan art, Bosslogic decided to imagine what Gadot would look like if she became the MCU’s Black Widow.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) November 18, 2018
The fan art gave Gadot the traditional red hair of Widow but suiting a slightly different costume. This one had much more red to the design but also had nods to Gadot’ success as Wonder Woman. The Wonder Woman logo features on her shoulder and belt as a fun, new design for the Black Widow mantle.
The fan art comes on the heels of the announcement that Marvel Studios has pushed back the standalone Black Window for a potential 2020 release. Production Weekly reported that the film’s synopsis would feature Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Black Widow around the turn of the century.
“At birth, the Black Widow (a.k.a Natasha Romanova) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action movies to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative. The standalone film will find Romanoff living in the United States 15 years after the fall of the Soviet Union.”
Johansson seemingly is not the only person to be ecstatic for Natasha Romanoff to get her first solo live-action flick. Co-director of Avengers: Infinity War, Joe Russo, said he’s so happy to see a movie explore the character’s past.
“Yeah, we are very happy about that. It’s such a rich & interesting character,” Russo said. “There is so much to explore with a character whose history was as a villain. And you know, Scarlett did such a great job of playing that character. People get used to that character that you forget the character’s history. So there are many compelling stories to tell about someone who has a dark past.”
Both Marvel and DC are pumping out multiple films on a yearly basis. That just became a more recent focus for these universes to give audiences more female superheroes.
Johansson and Gadot are each the original heroines of their respective cinematic universes. However, only Gadot has starred in her standalone film. She led the most critically successful DCEU one in Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot has currently been filming Wonder Woman 1984. Even though the movie wouldn’t arrive until 2020, it may be worth the wait.
Meanwhile, despite the longevity in the MCU, Johansson starring as Black Widow is just now preparing to film her solo movie in 2020. The movie is set to be directed by Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome) on a script from The Hustle alum Jac Schaeffer.
Wonder Woman 1984’s Push Back Release Date To Summer 2020
DC Comics fans counting down the days until the premiere of Wonder Woman 1984 will have to wait a bit longer. Taking to Twitter on a new post on Monday, Gal Gadot, who has been on-set filming the sequel as of late, confirmed the film’s new release would be moving to June 5, 2020.
“So excited to announce that, a big thanks to the changing landscape. We can put Wonder Woman 1984 back to its rightful home. June 5, 2020. Be there or be square!!!, she tweeted.
Super excited to announce that, thanks to the changing landscape, we are able to put Wonder Woman back to its rightful home. June 5, 2020. Be there or be square!!!
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 22, 2018
As The Hollywood Reporter notes, that’s the same summer time frame in which the first Wonder Woman opened, in 2017. “We had tremendous success releasing in the first Wonder Woman film during the summer, so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did,” just saying in a statement, Warner Bros. exec Jeff Goldstein.“This move the film exactly where it belongs.”
This Date Switch-up Is A Rather Big One
As fans can tell, they weren’t as thrilled by this date switch-up that they’ll be waiting for all the way into Summer 2020 to see their star Gadot being back in her warrior costume. This move will force Shazam! to carry some water for Warner Bro. Pictures and the franchise as it will be the only DC Extended Universe feature to hit the big screen in 2019. Warner Bros. is also expected to release its standalone Joker supervillain movie, an origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix next year, but the studio’s direction under Todd Phillips has separated it from DCEU’s timeline.
At this point, a reason for the Wonder Woman 1984 pushback has not yet been detailed, but Gadot seems pretty happy with the release switch-up. The actress says the film will be returned to its “rightful home” in the summer, after her first movie went live in June 2017, making over $820 million at the box office. The original Wonder Woman was a blockbuster success for Warner Bros., now Wonder Woman 1984 will make magic happen again.
Production on the Wonder Woman 1984 is still underway for now, but this setback will ensure the director Patty Jenkins and her crew have more time to finish filming at a regular pace and do additional photography. Gadot also shared a few details about the follow-up, that she would attend San Diego Comic-Con this summer, and the star teased the sequel’s scope there.
Back To The Evolution Of The First Wonder Woman
Returning alongside Gadot is Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, who met his tragic but valiant is still alive, after a shocking ending when sacrificing himself in the first Wonder Woman. So the first sneak-peak photo of Steve in a tracksuit standing in a shopping mall circa 1984 revealed a pretty big surprise. As for the villain, Diana Prince is going up against her new powerful enemy Cheetah, casting by Kristen Wiig. And it’s been confirmed that there’ll also be a flashback scene that Jenkins’ forthcoming superhero sequel will bring back Amazonian warriors Antiope and Queen Hippolyta.
As mentioned, prepare yourself for a leap across time from World War I to the mid-‘80s following a Cold War narrative as she’s pit against the Soviet Union and the new foe, Cheetah. Former DCEU creative chef Geoff Johns previously hinted at the title of Wonder Woman 1984, and it contained the logo that reads “WW84”, confirming the sequel’s ‘80s setting.
What’s new next…
Apart from Trevor’s return, the DC filmmakers also revealed the first official set image of Wonder Woman, standing in front of a wall of old-school television monitors displaying different images from iconic ‘80s media. Additionally, Jenkins teased a few more details about the film’s plot. The next part of Diana’ storyline, Jenkins said at a time, will have “great fun and great big superhero presence from the start, and is funny and a great love story again, and has a couple of new unbelievable characters who I’m so excited about, who are very different than were in the last movie.” June 2020 can’t come fast enough!
“It is not a sequel; it’s its own story.” Gadot said. “It’s own chapter, a brand new movie. The bar is very high, but our aspirations are even higher. So we just give it everything that we have and hoping what we bring you guys will love”. All in all, the wait for the heroine’s return may be a bit longer now, but Wonder Woman 1984 will make the wait surely worth it.