Gal Gadot turned 34 today which gave Wonder Woman director and writer Patty Jenkins a reason to give us all a gift. Not only do we get to see a photo from the June 5, 2020, release, but Warner Bros. and the DCEU get a small bit of hype in the world of Avengers: Endgame.
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. Happy Birthday @GalGadot #WW1984 pic.twitter.com/eRqmuFWdlX— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) April 30, 2019
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the white dress look in the photo seems familiar to fans of Wonder Woman’s arc in the 1960s when her powers were lost. Will Diana Prince lose her Amazonian flex in the sequel and, if so, is that something fans really want to see? (No thanks.)
The timing of the photo reminds us that DC is ahead in the female-led superhero movies and has two more coming out before the end of 2020. Wonder Woman was the first big hit in the new DCEU and her sequel looks to continue as a part of Warner Bros. new winning formula of disconnecting the heroes of the comics instead of chasing after the success of the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Details on Wonder Woman 1984 are still scarce, with the villain Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) and the Ghost of Steve Trevor or Maybe Like One of His Ancestors (Chris Pine) revealed as appearing. The plot could focus on the Cold War and conflict with the Soviet Union, but the intricacies haven’t yet leaked. My hope is only that lightning will strike twice with the character as she leads the heroes of DC Comics back into the box office light.
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