‘Wonder Woman 1984’: Gal Gadot Will Rock New Armor, Plus Everything We Know About That Top Secret Romance
Gal Gadot got a big makeover for Wonder Woman 1984. The movie brings DC’s most famous female superhero to the 1980s, giving her an epic new look fans have been dying to see. Not only will Gadot’s Diana be kicking butt in a new era, but she is also going to be rocking one of Wonder Woman’s most iconic costumes. Here’s an inside look at Diana’s new armor, plus everything else we know about Chris Pine’s return.
‘Wonder Woman’ makes the jump to the ‘80s
From the fabulous sets and costumes to the movie’s main villain, everything about the Wonder Woman sequel oozes the 1980s. Although the entire film looks like it was super fun to make, Diana finds herself feeling very lonely in the new era.
The film will start with Diana working at Washington D.C.’s Natural History Museum. Apart from losing Steve Trevor (Pine) at the end of the first movie, Diana has pretty much lost everyone close to her by the time the 1980s rolls around.
“She’s lost nearly all the people that are important to her because they’re not immortal, and her life is actually quite lonely and spartan. In fact, the only joy that she gets out of it is when she’s actually doing something for people, if she can help those in need,” Charles Roven, a producer on the film, explained.
Luckily, Diana finds a friend in her co-worker, Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig). The only problem is that Barbara will eventually succumb to the charms of the movie’s villain, Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal), who turns her into Wonder Woman’s nemesis, Cheetah.
With Diana facing two villains at the same time, Pine’s character comes back in a big way to help her take down Maxwell and Cheetah.
Pine returns in a big way in ‘1984’
Director Patty Jenkins has been very tight-lipped about Pine’s story in Wonder Woman 1984. The only thing we know for sure is that Pine will play a big role in the film. Exactly how he survived the first movie, however, remains a mystery.
As fans will recall, Steve seemingly perished at the end of the first movie when he blew up a bomber he was piloting to get rid of a bunch of poisonous gas. We never actually saw Pine die, which does give Jenkins a little wiggle room.
Suffice it to say that Pine’s character somehow traveled through time to the 1980s and eventually finds himself helping Diana once again. There is no telling how that happened, but we have a feeling Maxwell had something to do with it.
Although some of his character’s story is unclear, Pine has confirmed that Steve’s romance with Diana is back on – which is something fans have been dying to find out.
Pine opens up about Diana and Steve’s romance
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Pine discussed how Steve’s relationship with Diana has changed between the first movie and the sequel.
In the first Wonder Woman, Steve arrived on the scene in the middle of a war and brought a very serious tone to the movie. With the sequel set in the 1980s, Pine revealed that Steve has also received a makeover of sorts.
“In the first movie, I played the world-weary soldier who has seen all the depravity that humankind is capable of displaying,” the actor shared. “And in this one I get to be much more wide-eyed and joyful. My role is really just as a friend, lover, boyfriend-cum-bodyguard who’s trying his best to help Diana on her mission. I’m like the Watson to her Holmes.”
The idea that Steve will be playing more of a side-kick role with Diana sounds pretty amazing. It also opens the door for the two to rekindle their romance, which should add a lot more depth to the storyline.
Unfortunately, Pine did not say anything else about Steve and Diana’s romance, so fans will have to wait and see how that one turns out.
What about Gadot’s new armor?
Romance aside, another exciting element about the sequel is the decision to bring one of Wonder Woman’s most iconic looks to the big screens.
In Wonder Woman 1984, fans will see Diana rock her famous Golden Warrior Armor, a look that was heavily featured in the comics. Jenkins used references from ancient Rome to craft the design of Diana’s shield, while designer Lindy Hemming worked on the costume’s iconic wings.
The end result is something truly amazing and very close to the comics. We cannot wait to see Diana rock the new armor, especially when she takes on Cheetah and Maxwell.
That said, Diana will also wear her old red and blue costume for certain parts of the movie, which should go a long way in satisfying fans across the board.
Fans can watch Gadot return to action when Wonder Woman 1984 premieres in theaters June 4, 2020.