Wonder Woman 1984: Gal Gadot as running as Wonder Woman
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Warner Brothers’ promotion of ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ isn’t exactly at a sprint yet, but as the movie is arriving in just a matter of months now, things are starting to ramp up.  The latest release is this photo of Gal Gadot running, courtesy of USA Today.  Though her costume is similar to the one she wore in the first ‘Wonder Woman’, there are a few subtle changes, including that this one is more sparkly.

As you can see, the Capital building appears in the background, but we already knew that the majority of the action was set in Washington DC.  Unlike Metropolis’ favorite son, Superman, and the caretaker of Gotham City, Batman, Wonder Woman never really had her own fictional hometown with its own personality.  (Although under writer/artist John Byrne, she briefly settled in Gateway City.)  Her earliest adventures were set in DC, and after ‘Crisis’ she moved to Boston.  She also lived in New York for a period.e


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In ‘Justice League’ and in the modern-day scenes in the first ‘Wonder Woman’, Diana was living in London.  So it looks as though she has finally found a place to settle down in the US, not that that matters.  She isn’t from America to begin with, but even so, in the comics, she has lived in the U.S. for most of her existence.

Director Patty Jenkins has returned for this sequel, along with cast members Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta, and Robin Wright as Antiope.  Kristen Wiig joins the cast as Barbara Minerva, a friend of Diana’s who winds up transforming into the supervillain The Cheetah, while Pedro Pascal portrays Maxwell Lord, a character from the comics who has telepathic powers.  The cast also includes Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, and Gabriella Wilde.

Via USA Today:

The follow-up to 2017’s World War I-set “Wonder Woman” visits Diana Prince (Gadot) in the ’80s, where she’s an undercover superhero keeping an eye on things and watching ancient artifacts in her day job at the Smithsonian. The first film was about the young heroine being introduced to the world, and in “1984,” “she knows the world so well, but she doesn’t know it as well as she thinks she does. She thinks she’s doing the right thing, but what happens in this movie surprises her,” director Patty Jenkins says. She wanted a classic Wonder Woman like she saw on the ’70s TV show “who’s at full strength, yet still is in the middle of her observations about the darkness of mankind.”

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ opens on October 5.