One of the most highly anticipated San Diego Comic Con panels is happening right now and it’s the Warner Bros. DCEU panel. With Aquaman and Shazam! now just around the corner, fans were also hoping to get a look at the second Wonder Woman film. Ask and ye shall receive.
Director Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine were in attendance and chatted about the upcoming film, answered some fan questions and even screened a little bit of footage from Wonder Woman 1984.
According to Deadline, the footage shown that was shown in the famed Hall H comprised of: “Wonder Woman flying into a mall, rescuing a cute kid and disarming a couple of gun wielding thugs.”
When Jenkins spoke about the film, she said:
“One of my fave things about making the original was that it took place during WWI, in 1917, an era full of metaphors like modernity and the mechanized world. I grew up in the 80s, and this has its own look and feel. The reason I am excited is it showed mankind at its best and worst. It was grand and wonderful, there was great music and there were elegant and beautiful things. But other things about the decade revealed the worst of us. To have Wonder Woman in that period of time that was us at our most extreme, is wonderful.”
Both Gadot and Jenkins do not exactly see Wonder Woman 1984 as a sequel. Gadot said, “The way we look at this is not a sequel, it’s a new chapter, it’s a new story.”
Jenkins followed up Gadot’s reply with, “I never want to do more of anything for the wrong reason…I don’t want to go to that place of ‘how do you keep it going and cash in?’ in my head. I have these characters that I love and this world that I love and we can make a whole new movie that’s completely unique and as strong as the first one? Of course I want to do that. But it’s not ‘more’ of anything, even though it’s evocative of everything that happened to the first one.”
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Wonder Woman 1984 has a current release date of November 1, 2019.