Warner Bros gave a presentation at CinemaCon, giving DC Comics fans a lot to take in, including a major confirmation about ‘Wonder Woman 2.’ Namely, that the film will be taking place in the 1980s.
Director Patty Jenkins said during part of the presentation’s sizzle reel:
“[‘Wonder Woman’ is an] optimistic and positive character. This film set in the 80s, she has to deal with the temptation of our world, and face extraordinary odds.”
Fans have been speculating about the film’s time period since the first ‘Wonder Woman’ was released, with one rumor suggesting that the film would somehow involve the Cold War and somehow feature the return of Steve Trevor (Chris Pine).
According to Jenkins, this setting will allow viewers to see Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) at a different point in time in her superhero career than in ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ and ‘Justice League.’ Jenkins said:
“She is now at her full powers. We’re raising the bar. Other than the wonderful work Lynda Carter did in the TV show, this character was never really told on the big screen.”
Gadot echoed this during an interview last year, saying:
“We just see her origin story. But there’s so much to explore with this character who has 75 years of legacy, there’s so much material and so many ways and I’m psyched about it.”
With the setting of ‘Wonder Woman 2′ confirmed, and production expected to begin this summer, it’s only a matter of time before more information about the film will be made available. As of now, we know that the project will include Kristen Wiig as the DC Comics villain Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal in an undisclosed role.
‘Wonder Woman 2’ is expected to open in theaters on November 1, 2019.