Gal Gadot Returns As Production Starts On Patty Jenkins ‘Wonder Woman 1984’
After the huge success of Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ movie, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced production has started on the follow-up film, ‘Wonder Woman 1984′.
As the title suggests, the new movie will fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the superhero’s first outing which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office. ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ sees acclaimed director Patty Jenkins return behind the camera, and star Gal Gadot back in the title role.
As previously announced, Kristen Wiig will star in the movie as super-villain The Cheetah. There have been various Cheetahs in the comic book world, but the one they are going with for the film is the 3rd incarnation, Dr Barbara Ann Minerva. She is a British anthropologist who, after locating the lost city of Urzkartagan and stumbling into an ancient ritual, becomes the avatar of their Cheetah god.
The cast also includes Pedro Pascal in a currently undisclosed role, and will also see the return of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor… Which is a little bit of a surprise given *spoilers* he appeared to get rather explody at the end of the first movie…
Joining Jenkins behind the scenes are several members of her ‘Wonder Woman’ team, including director of photography Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (‘Amélie’), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (‘Topsy-Turvy’). Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (‘United 93’) will cut the film.
Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot are producing the film. Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.
Production will take place in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands.
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is set to land in cinemas from 1st November 2019.