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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

A new era of wonder begins.

Wonder Woman 1984 (stylized on-screen and often abbreviated as WW84) is a 2020 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Wonder Woman. It is the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman and the ninth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film is directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she wrote with Geoff Johns and Dave Callaham, based on a story by Johns and Jenkins. Gal Gadot stars as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, alongside Chris PineKristen WiigPedro PascalRobin Wright and Connie Nielsen. Set in 1984 during the Cold War, the film follows Diana and her past love Steve Trevor as they face off against Max Lord and Cheetah.

Discussion of a sequel began shortly after the release of the first film in June 2017 and the decision to proceed was confirmed the following month. Principal photography began on June 13, 2018, with filming taking place at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in England, as well as the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia in the U.S., London and Duxford in England, Tenerife and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands and Almería in Andalusia, Spain. Production wrapped on December 22, 2018, after a 6-month shoot, with additional filming in July 2019.

Wonder Woman 1984 was originally scheduled for a wide theatrical release in North America on June 5, 2020 but was delayed multiple times and eventually cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The film premiered on December 15, 2020, via the DC FanDome virtual platform, theatrically released in the U.S. by Warner Bros. Pictures 10 days later and made available for streaming digitally on HBO Max for a month before moving to premium video on demand. It received mixed reviews from critics who praised its “escapist qualities” and Jenkins’s direction but found it “overindulgent or cliché”. The film grossed $166 million worldwide, failing to break even due to limited theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic, but became the most-watched straight-to-streaming title of 2020.

Two follow-ups are in development: a sequel set for a traditional theatrical release with Jenkins and Gadot returning and a spin-off produced by Jenkins focusing on the Amazons of Themyscira.

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