There has been some (mostly) silly talk this week about Wonder Woman 1984 possibly being released directly to streaming. Didn’t bother posting about this because it seemed too far-fetched.
Don’t get me wrong, someday I do think the lines of the theatrical window will be tested with a tentpole movie like WW1984, but we’re not there yet. I’ll be excited and all for it, when it does happen, btw, but probably in a very small minority that feels that way.
Disney, Amazon, Apple and some others have warchests big enough to roll the dice on an experiment like that, but not Warner Bros. even though they are coming off the success of Joker and modest reception to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey.
“When we greenlit ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen and are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the film to theatres on Aug. 14,” Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, said in a statement. “We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”
Yeah, yeah, I know Warner Bros. are owned by AT&T, but they — nor the financers behind the film — want to see anything but a theatrical release for a tentpole film like this. And not in the midst of a pandemic.
In other words: this pushback date was fairly obvious.
The movie theater owners group (a different kind of NATO) seemed disappointed to say the least with Universal’s decision. They aren’t exactly “lying” as they are accused of, because there are a small number of drive-in movie theaters that are showing new movies. Trolls World Tour may not be getting a wide release as planned, but they are releasing it simultaneously in both.
Today’s the lucky day that we got to see the first official trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 dropping as part of CCXP 2019 in Brazil in the global twitter livestream.
There was a teaser trailer released yesterday to what our appetites:
Before the trailer was shown, director Patty Jenkins came out on the stage and shared a little bit about the film. She wouldn’t disclose HOW Steve Trevor makes it into 1984 with Wonder Woman, but she promised that it was “not a gimmick” and was “integral to the plot.”
Then Gal Gadot came out on stage:
Congratulations to Gal Gadot, for the $10 million payday, who starred as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in DC Comics film adoption. I doubted that she would be as good as the Wonder Woman TV show, but she was great.
And while Gal Gadot may have been paid a pittance to originate the role of Wonder Woman in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” she’ll get a heroic $10 million to don her character’s signature cuffs in “Wonder Woman 1984.” These movies turned Gadot into a major star, and she’s finally being paid accordingly.
Here it is … the first official Wonder Woman 1984 trailer:
Great trailer! I’m sooooo looking forward to seeing this movie. Even moreso now. This trailer does what all trailers should do. Tease us. She’s swinging around on lightning, which is badass to the extreme.
“Nothing good is born from lies,” – Wonder Woman
The scene in the trailer with Steve’s watch? I think that watch might have something to do with how/why he returns.
I’ve been hearing some stuff about time travel being involved in the new film. That might be one of the few logical ways to reunite Diana Prince and Steve, but there are others, I mean we’re talking about comic book fantasy.
Ok, here are my other than time travel ideas for Wonder Woman to reunite with her love:
Follows the comic book and it isn’t Steve Trevor senior, it’s really Steve’s son.
Wonder Woman enters a parallel timeline for 1984 where Steve is waiting.
Retell/reboot the end of Wonder Woman (yes, this might be lame)
Restart the series from 1984, ignoring what happened in the original film (this also could be controversial)
Wonder Woman 1984 opens wide in theaters June 5, 2020.
Update 12/9 – Others Commenting on the Trailer
Beyond The Stage: “Costumes aside, we also love the nostalgic tunes. The trailer reaches into the cultural memory of 80s music with an instrumental remix of New Order’s “Blue Monday.” The bass and moody chord progressions set the tone for a rad (yeah, we went there) setting, with scenes depicting Diana fighting in a shopping mall (an 80s hallmark); walking into a gala; reuniting with Steve Trevor, and dodging bullets in a new suit.”
Latoya Fondren: “The most surprising reveal, her previous love interest, Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine, appears in the new trailer, showing no sign of aging.”
The Nerdling: “The 80’s setting is great. All of the colors seem to be turned to 11, especially on the look of Diana herself. The tease of her new suite was exciting. The mystery of Steve Trevor’s return seems like it will be an interesting plot device and not just a ham-fisted way of bringing back a popular actor.”
Paige’s Picks: “The two best moments of the trailer come at the end, as we see Diana using her lasso to ride a bolt of lightning, as well as the reveal of her new head-to-toe gold armor suit, complete with a helmet and wings.”
Shane Wilson: “…there are beautiful action set pieces, including a decade-appropriate and beautifully choreographed mall scene.”
Stylecaster: “Since the release of the Wonder Woman: 1984 trailer over the weekend, fans have had one question: How is Steve Trevor alive?”