Huge Wonder Woman news: Filming on the sequel is officially underway, two first-look photos have been released and an official title has been announced.
One of the images is quite a doozy. It reveals that Diana Prince’s (Gal Gadot) doomed human love interest from the first film, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), is somehow back in the sequel, which is set decades later:
Trevor, of course, sacrificed himself during World War I in 2017’s Wonder Woman.
Warner Bros. also announced that the sequel has an official title: Wonder Woman 1984. The costumes on the extras in the mall photo confirm it’s also the year the film takes place (not to mention Steve himself rocking that black Members Only jacket).
The second new image is the first shot of Gadot, albeit in shadow (so we can’t see her ’80s hairstyle yet), and has her standing in front of a bank of TVs full of retro pop culture:
Previously director Patty Jenkins revealed the Wonder Woman sequel will be set in the United States. Warner Bros also announced Wednesday that filming will take place in Washington, D.C.; Alexandria, Virginia; and in the U.K., Spain, and the Canary Islands.
The director has also confirmed Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) will be playing Wonder Woman’s nemesis Cheetah in the sequel. Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) is also cast in a “pivotal role.”
Wonder Woman 1984 is the follow up to the 2017 sensation that grossed $822 million at the box office and received widespread critical acclaim. Wonder Woman 2 will be released Nov. 1, 2019.
Next up for DC films, however, is the standalone Aquaman starring Jason Momoa coming out Dec. 21 — and they’re pretty excited about that one.