The success of Wonder Woman has everyone eagerly anticipating the sequel. And as the film’s director, Patty Jenkins, and the rest of the cast saddle up for the second instalment, Wonder Woman 1984, they’re also dropping some juicy tidbits on what we can expect. Here’s what we know so far:
First up, it’s not exactly a sequel. Patty talked to ET about the movie, saying, “We’re actually making a totally different film with a lot of the same, similar like things that we love, but it’s its own movie completely, so it’s not ‘two’ to us. It’s an entirely new adventure together that we couldn’t be luckier [to do].”
Then, Kristen Wiig is playing the sequel’s big bad, Cheetah. Last March, the 43-year-old director confirmed casting the actress for the role, announcing on Twitter, “So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family. Can’t wait to finally work with one of my favorites.”
Next, the story will take place in the US. “The story will take place in the US, which I think is right. She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time,” she told Entertainment Weekly.
Lastly, Chris Pine will be back! Patty gave us a sneak peek into the movie, tweeting a photo of Chris Pine in 80’s get-up with the caption, “Welcome to WONDER WOMAN 1984, Steve Trevor! #WW84.”
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 13, 2018
Diana Prince’s love interest, Steve Trevor, seems to be alive and well.
Last July, Chris Pine didn’t even know if he would be returning for the sequel, telling Entertainment Tonight, (*SPOILER ALERT*) “I don’t know [if Steve Trevor survived the blast]. I guess you’ll have to wait and find out.”
Amping up the excitement, Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, also shared a photo of what seems to be a scene from the movie – Diana Prince standing in front of a wall of monitors.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 13, 2018
Actor Pedro Pascal (Game of Throne’s Oberyn Martell) has also been cast in a key role. And rumors of the OG Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, making a cameo is also swirling around.
Filming for the sequel is currently underway, and we can hardly wait!
Wonder Woman 1984 will hit theaters on November 1, 2019.