Following the release of the new trailer (watch below), Warner Bros. Pictures also released “Themyscira,” a new song by Hans Zimmer from the Wonder Woman 1984 soundtrack. Directed by Patty Jenkins, the highly-anticipated sequel is scheduled to open in theaters on October 2, 2020.
“Take a listen to the most amazing score by Hans Zimmer,” said Jenkins. “You don’t know his name for nothing. The greatest composer of our times and his score for our film BLEW MY MIND. Can’t wait for you to hear it.”
Jenkins recently answered fans’ questions on her Twitter account. “The first film was about the birth of a hero,” she said. “In this film we find Diana in a very different place. She is now at the top of her game but she has also has also faced a lot to get there. So this hero’s journey is about what it takes to be a true hero.”
About the change in setting, Jenkins added: “Taking Diana and putting her in 1984 allowed us to see different sides of her, and also experience a different kind of villain very true to those times. It also influenced look and tone, so it was great to tackle a completely different one.”
Wonder Woman 1984 fast forwards to the 1980s and will have Wonder Woman facing all-new foes. She is now working at the Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C., and lives quietly, still mourning the loves she’s left behind.
Director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot in the title role, alongside Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Super-Villain The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.
Jenkins directs from a screenplay she wrote with Geoff Johns and Dave Callaham, from a story by Jenkins and Johns. The film is based on characters from DC. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.
Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Stephen Jones are producing the film. Rebecca Steel Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Marianne Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Wesley Coller are the executive producers.
Joining Jenkins behind the scenes are several members of her Wonder Woman team, including director of photography Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (Amélie), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (Topsy-Turvy). Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (United 93) is cutting the film.
Production took place in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands. Warner Bros. Pictures presents an Atlas Entertainment/Stone Quarry Production, a Patty Jenkins Film, Wonder Woman 1984. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.