Casting Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was undoubtedly the right choice. Her character has become iconic. In her return as Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 1984, the first reactions to the film were very positive and convincing, giving fans something to look forward to yet again. The first installment introduced Diana during World War I, while the anticipated sequel shall witness her in the year 1984, adapted to living in the retro world of men, away from Themyscira.
In a recent interview with Gal Gadot ahead of the Christmas Release, the actress explained how Diana undergoes a transformation in the sequel, especially in having to cope without her Amazonian family, and being influenced by the lifestyle of the man’s world.
Gadot talked about how Diana discovered her powers in the first film and became Wonder Woman, and how at the time, she was merely an observer of humanity from the outside, strongly opinionated and expressive about what she thought was right. However, in the sequel and according to Gadot, Diana has a much better understanding of the complexities of mankind as she has lived among them for decades. The film explores Diana at a more personal level, showing that although she is pretty much invincible and super powerful, she suffers the same emotional challenges and vulnerability of any other human, especially because of having to live alone and without aging a day in decades.
"I think that it was a very good decision that Patty, Geoff Johns, and Dave Callaham made with the script. And, it was delightful to play. I love strong, powerful women, and I love to play them and to see them on screen, but there is something more interesting to me to show the flaws, the imperfections, and the vulnerabilities. This is something that I always look into doing when I portray Wonder Woman," said Gadot.
During the interview, WW84 director Patty Jenkins also spoke of how she wanted the superhero to resonate with the audience. Jenkins told the press that even Diana, Wonder Woman, made and makes the same mistakes like any other human being. She mentioned that there are things that we desire so badly especially when we can’t get over grief, or when we are unable to accept things that are happening in our lives. Jenkins emphasized that she particularly likes the fact that Wonder Woman faces the same challenges and has a similar journey as the villain in the film.Wonder Woman 1984, starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord, and Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva, will have it’s theatrical release on the 16th of December 2020, and make its way to HBO Max on December 25 in 4K Ultra HD. Don’t miss it!
Redemption in the form of a Christmas Release of Wonder Woman 1984. That’s the good news we have for this month. Last week we were delighted by the news of high-quality streaming for the movie that will be available in 4K Ultra HD on December 25, exclusively on HBO Max. This week, director Patty Jenkins confirmed that there will be additional scenes following the end credit of the film.
In a recent podcast interview with Reelblend, Jenkins, when asked whether WW84 will have a post-credits scene, answered “Yes.” This shall be something new that the team is bringing to the film as 2017’s Wonder Woman did not have anything similar to it. The fans did not hear about this earlier as the previous version of the film which was shown to critics for reviews, did not include the post-credit scene.
Jenkins assured that the additional scene is something special for the audience, and revealing it beforehand will kill the fun. If you don’t plan to watch WW84 at your local cinema, fret not, the scene will also be available on stream for those who plan to watch the movie on HBO Max.
We haven’t the faintest clue about what the scene might be about, however, based on her previous stance on DC Comics crossovers, as well as a potential Wonder Woman spinoff focusing on the hidden island of Themyscira’s Amazonians, we expect Jenkins to not feature any other superhero, and maybe hint something about Wonder Woman 3. We hope we’re wrong though. It would be awesome to see a crossover, especially with Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
So, be sure to save the date, as Wonder Woman 1984 will be available for your viewing pleasure in less than 14 days from now!
Wonder Woman 1984, like any of the other highly-anticipated films of the year 2020, has undergone a few inevitable delays pertaining to its release date. Initially scheduled to hit the theatres in December 2019, the film was then pushed back to summer 2020 before it was caught up in a few more delays afterwards. Things have been tough for the film industry during this pandemic. However, the wait is almost over as this will be the only superhero movie that survives the year, and will finally show on HBO Max on December 25, 2020, in the USA, and in cinemas worldwide from December 16 onwards. Hurray!
While waiting for the Christmas Release to come, Warner Bros. has dropped two of its never-seen-before teasers of Wonder Woman 84 to keep us company. The first one, released on November 19, witnesses a young Diana (Lilly Aspell) in Themyscira, and the Amazons participating in an intense sport. We are also treated to a lot of Diana (Gal Gadot) and Steve Trevor’s (Chris Pine) scenes together, apart from Diana’s Golden Lasso-swinging shots showing off Wonder Woman in her stunning, brand new Golden Eagle Armor.
The second footage showcases more action-packed scenes from the movie, lending the spotlight to Kristen Wiig as Cheetah, as well as unravelling a new look at the fight scenes between Diana and Barbara. A treat for the Star Wars fans, be sure to witness our beloved Mando as Maxwell Lord, one of the two main villains in the sequel.
From what we have seen in the clips, Wonder Woman 1984 looks promising as it presents applaudable action sequences coupled with a solid plotline, which gives us a load more of confidence in the DCEU film. We all remember what happened to some of the previous DC films.
Director Patty Jenkins revealed in a recent interview with Total Film, asking her about the possibility of a Wonder Woman 3, that the plotline for another potential sequel came from their state of mind six months ago, but everything has come to a halt for now. “I’ve really hit the pause button, because the truth is, where that plotline was coming from was our state of being six months ago. And so I want to make sure that I’m totally absorbing whatever the result of this pandemic is," Jenkins said. There has also been talks about an Amazonian spin-off, but I guess we’ll have to wait till the pandemic is over (or under control) before we hear any good news.That being said, it might take us a while before we get to see Diana again after the release of WW84, but not all is lost because we have other DCEU films in the making as well, and next on the must-watch list is redemption in the form of Zack Snyder's Justice League.
As the anticipation skyrockets, HBO Max is making every right move to ensure that your at-home Wonder Woman 1984 viewing is being delivered in the best theatrical experience possible. What makes it even more interesting is that this DCEU’s sequel to Wonder Woman (2017) will be the first film to be featured in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. You really shouldn’t miss this!
The good news was announced by the director of WW84 herself on December 2 2020 via Twitter. Patty Jenkins said in a tweet,“…WW84 will be the first film on HBO Max available in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision AND Dolby Atmos! Can’t wait. IN THEATERS on Dec. 25th and exclusively streaming in the US on @hbomax. PLEASE find the biggest and highest quality screen you can!!”
The thrill doesn’t end there as a recent press release by WarnerMedia also revealed that the high-fidelity formats will be supported on devices such as Apple TV 4K, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, Amazon Fire TV Cube and 4K Fire TV Edition smart TVs, Chromecast Ultra, AT&T TV, as well as other supported Android TV devices. When asked specifically whether the movie will be made available on game consoles, WarnerMedia’s spokesperson affirmed that only the listed devices will be able to stream the film, which hints that WW84 will not be available on game consoles such as PS5 as of now.
Either way, Wonder Woman 1984 will make its way (in a high-fidelity cinema experience) to HBO Max on December 25, 2020 - a worthy Christmas gift - in the USA, and will be premiering in theatres worldwide from December 16 onwards. This one and only superhero film that survived the year reunites director Patty Jenkins with the film stars Gal Gadot who resumes the role of Diana Prince, and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. Joining the big names as the iconic villains to Wonder Woman will be Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord, and Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva aka Cheetah.
Check out the official main trailer: