Wonder Woman is hitting the 1980s in her next on-screen adventure. The popular superhero will be taking on The Cheetah in her follow-up sequel, which just started filming this week. Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed that principal photography is underway on the project, which will be the follow-up to last summer’s record-breaking hit “Wonder Woman”. The original film brought in $822 million at the worldwide box office. “Wonder Woman 1984” will also be helmed by acclaimed director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot in the title role. DC fans now know the title of the next project, which will hit theaters in the fall of 2019. Filming is underway though, so get ready for teasers and posters.
As previously announced, the film also stars Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. And Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor.
Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot are producing the film. Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.
Joining her behind the scenes are several members of Jenkins’ “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”) will cut the film.
Production will take place in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands.
Set to open in theaters November 1, 2019, “Wonder Woman 1984” is based on the character created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
We will have to wait a little longer to see a teaser trailer for the film, but since we have a year before the release, that teaser probably won’t be ready until the fall of this year.