Wonder Woman 1984

Gal Gadot and Chris Pine are back in full ‘Wonder Woman’ mode, under the guidance of Patty Jenkins, as the sequel ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ commenced filming last week.  As is the new norm, a new movie means a new costume for the titular hero, but with Wonder Woman, her appearance is pretty iconic and you can’t tinker with it too much.  But Gadot shared a glimpse of her new super suit via Twitter.

As you can see, this costume is essentially the same as the previous version seen in ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Justice League’, except a little bit shinier, with brighter colors.  There is a tendency to darken the colors on live-action superhero costumes to make them more grounded and realistic, but between this and Zachary Levi‘s ‘Shazam!’ suit, it looks as though the movies are embracing their source material in all its primary colored glory.  Beyond that, though, the new costume is the same as the old one, right down to the brown leather wrappings around her hands.

Oddly enough, with the shinier metallic red and gold, her costume actually brings to mind one of her competitors– Iron Man.  Purely unintentional, I’m sure.

Some fans are stating that her hair looks curlier, with references a totally ’80s must-have– the curling iron.  It’s subtle, though, because her hair has always been pretty curly, but it does appear to be a little more styled than before.

‘Wonder Woman’ 1984 takes place in… well, 1984, obviously and from the photos that have been released, it appears that Diana is once more a fish out of water.  She already went through a pretty massive case of culture shock when she arrived in the outer world of 1917.  Is she ready for Macintosh computers, MTV and… yikes, the nuclear bomb?

We don’t know how, but Chris Pine is back for this film, still the same age, despite his character dying in 1917 in the first movie. Kristen Wiig will play Diana’s best friend Barbara Ann Minerva, who is transformed into a half-feline beast woman, and the film’s main antagonist, The Cheetah.  Pedro Pascal has been cast as a prominent supporting character, whose identity is being kept under wraps for the time being.

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is currently shooting in the Washington DC area, with plans to move production to Leavesden in the United Kingdom and the Spanish islands of Tenerife and Fuerteventura, which will presumably stand in for Themyscira.

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is set to hit theaters on November 1, 2019.