It’s normal for a superhero to get a new costume in a new movie, but the new gleaming suit shown off by Gal Gadot for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is probably not what anyone was expecting! Director Patty Jenkins shared the image on Twitter on Wednesday to announce that the sequel will hit in exactly one year.
Check it out below:
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 5, 2019
Granted, the colorful backdrop intensifies the effect of this gold metallic unitard, but it’s still a jolt. Of course, Wonder Woman has worn armor in the comics before, perhaps most famously, her gold eagle-inspired suit worn in the miniseries ‘Kingdom Come’. It will be interesting to see what this armor looks like in a different setting. In this image, it looks as though the bodysuit underneath the armor is red, but that could be an effect of the light.
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Hopefully, this armor is claw-proof, as Diana will be taking on The Cheetah (played by Kristen Wiig) in this sequel. It is also believed that Pedro Pascal is portraying telepathic businessman/villain Maxwell Lord. Gadot and Chris Pine are returning, as well as Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta, and Robin Wright as Antiope.
Although this is the second ‘Wonder Woman’ movie, it is apparently not a sequel. As producer Charles Roven explained:
“[Jenkins] was just determined that this movie should be the next iteration of Wonder Woman but not a sequel. And she’s definitely delivering on that. It’s a completely different time frame and you’ll get a sense of what Diana-slash–Wonder Woman had been doing in the intervening years. But it’s a completely different story that we’re telling. Even though it’ll have a lot of the same emotional things, a lot of humor, a lot of brave action. Tugs at the heartstrings as well. It’s a stand-alone film in the same way that Indiana Jones or Bond films are, instead of one continuous story that requires many installments.”
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will hit theaters on June 5, 2020.