Today at Brazil’s comic convention CCXP, the first trailer finally aired for the highly anticipated follow up to 2017’s Wonder Woman. This time around, Gal Godot‘s Amazonian warrior will be jumping from World War I to the 1980s in the aptly named Wonder Woman 1984.
Godot returns alongside Chris Pine and director Patty Jenkins, who received much acclaim after directing the first Wonder Woman film, marking a recent high point for DC Comics films. New faces for this sequel include Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal.
The trailer begins with Godot’s Diana Prince bonding with Wiig’s Barbara Minerva (alter ego: The Cheetah), an archaeologist who begins as a friend to Diana but soon begins to show her true colors. They discuss Diana’s one past love, Steve Trevor.
Then we see glimpses of this world, overflowing with glimpses of 80’s nostalgia. Pascal’s Maxwell Lord appears on television ads, tempting people with offers of everything they’ve ever wanted.
As chaos erupts in Washington DC, Steve Trevor makes a surprise return, unscathed after his supposed death in Wonder Woman. Though the exact stakes are unclear from the trailer, it looks like Lord and Minerva are up to something and Diana must stop them, engaging in intense fights in the White House, shopping malls, and more, all with the same close up slow motion shots that the first film did so well.
Trevor encourages her to fight, but she can’t do it alone. The Amazons make a return in this film, and it looks like we will be seeing more of them in Diana’s memories of being trained as a warrior as well.
Warner Brothers has released the following logline for the film, showing the gist of what Diana will be up against.
“Diana Prince comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.”
See the trailer and new character posters below. Wonder Woman 1984 releases on June 5, 2020.
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Photo credit: Raymond Flotat