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After becoming a box office sensation as the warrior goddess, Gal Gadot is back as the lasso-spinning hero for an all-new action-packed adventure in Wonder Woman 1984. Writer/director Patty Jenkins returns to helm the highly anticipated sequel featuring the popular DC Comics superheroine.
As we previously mentioned, Diana (Gadot), princess of the Amazons, was trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on an island paradise, sheltered from the rest of the world, Diana rescues an American pilot, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), who tells her about a raging war in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Diana finally discovers her full powers and her true destiny as Wonder Woman.
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5) All ‘80s Out!
Wonder Woman 1984 #WW84 pic.twitter.com/aFei1Taqrt
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 13, 2018
Just like Stranger Things and the IT remake, the audience is going backwards in time and revisiting the 1980s. Instead of fighting in World War 1, Diana finds herself in conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980. She may discover a formidable foe in Barbara Ann Minerva aka Cheetah (Kristen Wiig).
4) She’s Back!
In the first image, we see Diana staring at a wall of televisions screens. In the tribute to Splash, she has a somber face in the reflection; like she’s lonely. Like all her friends in WWI passed away.
3) What She Sees!
She appears to watching an episode of Dallas, a soda commercial, Christie Brinkley in National Lampoon’s Vacation, and Top Gun. Misplaced out of time, Diana is learning to connect with humanity through television.
2) Hitting The Mall!
The second image is really surprising but this character is supposed to be dead. Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor, who died saving the world in the climate finale of the prequel. he appears to be all decked out in ‘80s garb, including the sneakers.
1) Seriously How Is He Alive?
Welcome to WONDER WOMAN 1984, Steve Trevor! #WW84 pic.twitter.com/BCLARdVuTu
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 13, 2018
My best guess, chief chemist Isabel Maru aka Doctor Poison (Elena Anaya) was working on a deadlier form of mustard gas. Connecting to the comics, Maru was making a precursor to the Venom, the super drug that Bane injects himself with. Steve breathed in the Venom gas, which saved him. Or, poor Diana is hallucinating about her long lost love.
Wonder Woman 1984 will hit theaters on November 1st, 2019.