After reports and photos teasing director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman sequel, it was only a matter of time before Warner Bros. unleashed some actual footage from Wonder Woman 1984 onto the world. And at the big Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, the DCEU fulfilled its promise to give us a taste of the further adventures of Diana Prince on the big screen.
Wonder Woman 1984 joined Aquaman and Shazam! as the superhero heavy-hitters at this year’s convention. Fresh from the set, Gal Gadot (who plays the ageless Wonder Woman) and Chris Pine (who plays Steve Trevor) joined director Jenkins on the stage to show new footage from the film.
The footage showed Wonder Woman in a mall, as a little girl sees her and says "Oh my god." Wonder Woman then picks the girl up and throws her out of the way into the arms of a big stuffed animal before turning to fight two guys with guns. She disarms them, then lassos them and jumps from one level of the mall to the other. The screen then quickly cuts to the Wonder Woman 1984 logo, followed by a shot of Wonder Woman running at top speed down a city street through people and stalled cars.
Obviously, neither the footage nor the trio onstage explained how Pine's Steve Trevor is still alive and apparently the same age in 1984 as he was during World War I, aside from Jenkins providing the following comment: "Why is chris back here? Its something I'm super excited for everyone to see and find out. Its an important part of the movie."
As to why the film takes place in the 1980s, Jenkins said: "It really was mankind at its best and worst...it was grand wonderful and there were a lot of incredible and elegant things, but we were also revealing our worst. So we have Wonder Woman at our most extreme."
Added Gadot: "It's not a sequel. It's a different chapter, it's its own movie, it's a whole new story...the bar is very high, but our aspirations are even higher."
Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled to hit theaters on November 1, 2019.