Technology and entertainment-focused magazine Speed has released their July-August 2020 issue, and the cover story is all about Wonder Woman 1984. Check out the cover in our gallery below!
In addition to the cover image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in all her glory, the issue also features a seven-page feature about the upcoming DC Extended Universe flick in which director Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine talk about the theme of the movie and how Diana Prince is evolving as a character. Jenkins explains:
Diana is more than a Super Hero who’s here to fight and to stop the bad guys. She has a belief system that says we can become a better version of ourselves, we can evolve, that there is hope for humankind. In the first movie, she engaged with the first wave of the mechanization of war and saw how utterly we can destroy each other. I loved having that character in that world, walking through it with her slightly removed perspective and asking, ‘Is this the way you really want your lives to be?’
Gadot echoes these sentiments and discusses the contrasts in the themes of 2017’s Wonder Woman and this sequel:
“Wonder Woman is going through what humankind is going through, a parallel arc. When Patty and I were working to promote the first film, I thought it would be amazing, if we were lucky enough to make another film, if it could be a different chapter with a different value. The first was about love, the simplest thing, and we could all relate. This one is about truth, and we see her human side, a part of her that wants something she can’t have.”
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. As previously announced, the film stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. Chris Pine also returns as Steve Trevor.
Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster) returns to direct the sequel, while Jenkins, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, 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.
Set to open in Australian cinemas on August 13, 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 is based on the character created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.