Move over, Stranger Things and The Goldbergs. There's a new ruler of 1980s nostalgia in town, and it's called the first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984! Directed and co-written by the returning Patty Jenkins, the highly anticipated sequel is finally ramping up its promotional campaign after the DCEU decided to skip this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
In the first electrifying trailer, Diana Prince (Gal Gadot is back as Themyscira's prodigal daughter) heads to the Reagan era and is introduced to classic Wonder Woman foes like Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah (SNL's Kristen Wiig) and businessman/infomercial kingpin Maxwell Lord (The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal).
Even Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) is back for the ride, despite the fact that he seemingly died at the end of the last movie. Nevertheless, Jenkins, who introduced the trailer at Brazil's CCXP this afternoon, promised that the former World War I soldier was included not as "a gimmick," but as an integral and natural part of the story. In any case, we'll get plenty of comedy as Trevor tries to adjust to the culture shock of entering a new decade (a la Captain America).
The initial batch of footage, which shows Diana using her iconic Lasso of Truth to literally swing across bolts of lightning (so badass!), can be viewed below. A nifty remix of New Order's "Blue Monday" is the cherry on top of the '80s sundae ...
Quick shoutout to the golden, winged battle armor Diana's got on at the end of the trailer, because that thing is cool AF.
"We're so excited for our Wonder Woman to get unleashed on the modern world, where she takes on some of her greatest foes and she tries to save them and everyone in an epic battle," Jenkis also said at CCXP. "Because this movie is set in the '80s, we set out to make a grand, epic experience like they made in the '80s. We did so much for real. Real wirework, real locations, and now with modern technology. What you're gonna see today, that's real people doing those stunts on real locations. It's a visual experience."
"[Diana is] helping mankind and saving them until something crazy is about to happen to her," added Gadot, who was also present.
Check out the latest character posters in the tweet below:
While many of us have wondered if the film's time period is a reference to George Orwell's 1984, the director offered up her own explanation for the temporal setting.
"Why 1984? We wanted to bring Diana into the modern world, but the '80s is a period that Wonder Woman is quite synonymous with," said Jenkins. "It was great to see her there, but most importantly, it's sort of the height of Western civilization and the success of the world that we all live in the aftermath of now. I was curious to collide our Wonder Woman into the height of our current modern belief system and what kind of villains come out of that and see what happens. It all came quite naturally."
Wonder Woman 1984 lassos into theaters everywhere on June 5, 2020.
Jenkins penned the film's screenplay with Geoff Johns and David Callaham.