To celebrate Gal Gadot's birthday, Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins has shared a new image of Gadot in the upcoming sequel. It's a tantalizing look at the upcoming film, which wrapped filming in December 2018 but won't arrive in theaters until summer 2020.
Also starring Pedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig, Wonder Woman 1984 is (as you can probably guess from the title) set in the 1980s, and will see the warrior princess of Themyscira facing off against Cheetah (Wiig), a villain with enhanced strength and agility. Pascal will play scheming businessman Maxwell Lord, and Chris Pine will reprise his role as Steve Trevor, Diana's love interest from the first movie. It's unclear whether Pine is playing the original Steve Trevor, who has somehow ended up in the 1980s, or whether he'll perhaps be playing some kind of descendant or clone.
Jenkins posted the new image from Wonder Woman 1984 on Twitter with the accompanying message, "Happy Birthday to my most spectacular, incredible, amazing, beautiful, loving, powerful, hilarious and awe inspiring friend and partner. I love you more than words can say." Gadot responded, "I'm thankful to the universe for bringing us together. Love you sister." Gadot turns 34 years old today, which means she's considerably younger than Diana is in this photo:
It's unclear where exactly this scene is taking place, though given Diana's glamorous clothing and the stylish interior design, it's possible that she's attending one of Maxwell Lord's parties. In Wonder Woman she disguised herself in a gown (with her sword carefully hidden) in order to infiltrate an event, and she employed similar tactics in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice to slip into Lex Luthor's party and make off with Bruce Wayne's stolen data. Stylish espionage is very much in Diana's wheelhouse.
There's also a possibility that this scene takes place in the modern day, and that Wonder Woman 1984 has a framing device similar to the first movie (her white outfit is certainly reminiscent of another that she wore in her day job as a curator at the Louvre). We'll have to wait for the first trailer to get a clearer picture of the film's story, and that's unlikely to arrive before Comic-Con 2019 - if not even later. In the meantime, DC fans can look forward to the release of Joker later this year, and Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) ahead of Wonder Woman 1984's release in 2020.
- Joker (2019) release date: Oct 04, 2019
- Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) release date: Feb 07, 2020
- Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) release date: Jun 05, 2020
- DC Super Pets (2022) release date: May 20, 2022
- The Batman (2021) release date: Jun 25, 2021
- The Suicide Squad (2021) release date: Aug 06, 2021
- Aquaman 2 (2022) release date: Dec 16, 2022