Warner Bros. has announced today that the highly anticipated Wonder Woman sequel has begun production. The press release offers a lot of new details, such as the title and the return of a key character.
The new movie is titled Wonder Woman 1984, confirming rumors of its 1980s setting. The studio has also confirmed that Chris Pine will reprise his role in the sequel, despite his death in the first movie. Director Patty Jenkins shared a first-look photo on Twitter.
Also of note in the press release: star Gal Gadot is also producing Wonder Woman 1984, with new DC Films president Walter Hamada serving as an executive producer.
Check out the announcement below, and stay tuned for more as we have it.
BURBANK, Calif. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the Super Hero’s first outing, last summer’s record-breaking Wonder Woman, which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office.Wonder Woman 1984 will also be helmed by acclaimed director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot in the title role.
As previously announced, the film also stars Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. And Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor.
Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot are producing the film. Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.
Joining her behind the scenes are several members of Jenkins’ Wonder Woman team, including director of photography Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (Amélie), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (Topsy-Turvy). Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (United 93) will cut the film.
Production will take place in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands.
Set to open in theaters November 1, 2019, Wonder Woman 1984 is based on the character created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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