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By Sarah Ward
December 09, 2019

'Wonder Woman' Is Back in the Retro First Trailer for the DC Hit's 80s-Set Sequel

'Wonder Woman 1984' hits cinemas in mid-2020.
By Sarah Ward
December 09, 2019

UPDATE: JULY 1, 2020 — Due to worldwide cinema closures and other concerns around COVID-19, Wonder Woman 1984 will no longer release on Thursday, August 13. Instead, it will now release on Thursday, October 1. This article has been updated to reflect that change.


UPDATE: MARCH 25, 2020 — Due to cinema closures and other concerns around COVID-19, Wonder Woman 1984 will no longer release on its initially scheduled date of Thursday, June 4, 2020. Instead, it will now release on Thursday, August 13.

To find out more about the status of COVID-19 in Australia and how to protect yourself, head to the Australian Government Department of Health's website.


New Order's 'Blue Monday'. A giant mall. Women exercising in bright leotards and leg warmers. All of the above inspire instant visions of the 80s — which is where Wonder Woman is heading in her next big-screen outing.

Yes, the fierce female superhero with the bullet-deflecting bracelets and Lasso of Truth is finally back, with Wonder Woman 1984 set to hit cinemas in mid-2020. Audiences have already explored Princess Diana of Themyscira's connection to Bruce Wayne in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, stepped through her origin story and World War I antics in the original 2017 Wonder Woman, and seen how she works in a team in fellow 2017 release Justice League. Now, she's navigating the Cold War era and facing off against Kristen Wiig.

The story this time around pits Gal Gadot's Amazon demigoddess against Wiig's Cheetah — also known as archaeologist Barbara Ann Minerva. While the franchise newcomer is looking rather meek and mild at the beginning of the just-dropped Wonder Woman 1984 trailer, she's not likely to stay that way for long in this eagerly awaited sequel.

Game of Thrones, Narcos and The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal also joins the cast as Maxwell Lord, a powerful businessman, and Chris Pine returns as American pilot Steve Trevor — despite the tragic events of the first film. Among the familiar faces, both Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright are set to pop up again, too, as Diana's mother and deceased sister respectively. And, behind the camera, writer/director Patty Jenkins is also back — as she should be given that Wonder Woman is currently the highest-grossing film ever directed solo by a woman.

If you're a fan of huge action films based on comic books, you've probably noticed that 2020 is shaping up to be a big year for female-fronted stories, with Wonder Woman 1984 joining fellow DC Extended Universe effort Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, as well as Marvel's Black Widow. The MCU has obviously been winning the cinematic battle in terms of size and scale over the past decade thanks to its 23-film saga to-date; however it doesn't escape notice that, when the latest Wonder Woman flick releases, three of the DCEU's nine films will have pushed women to the front.

Check out the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer below:

Wonder Woman 1984 was due to open in Australian cinemas on June 4, 2020, then on August 13; however it'll now release on October 1 — we'll update you if any further changes are announced.

Top image: Clay Enos/ ™ & © DC Comics. © 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Published on December 09, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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