What did we learn about Wonder Woman 1984 at DC FanDome?

GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. /

The Wonder Woman 1984 cast and director appeared at DC FanDome to reveal more about the sequel of the DC Extended Universe film.

The DC event of the year, DC FanDome, kicked off with a panel featuring the Wonder Woman 1984 cast. At the panel, Director Patty Jenkins introduced a new trailer of the film, which teased Cheetah’s transformation, and some epic action scenes. The panel was brief, so there weren’t many behind-the-scenes tidbits shared.

There’s a great camaraderie evident from the main cast’s interaction, and Jenkins is the glue that holds them together. The director joked about being friends with the cast but then having to stay behind to work while the actors left to have fun.

At the panel, director Patty Jenkins was joined by Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/ Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Kristen Wiig (Barbara Minerva/ Cheetah) and Pedro Pascal (Max Lord) to talk about the new film.

More about the costumes in Wonder Woman 1984

We know that the costumes in Wonder Woman attracted a lot of attention for being cool but also practical. Lindy Hemming, the woman behind those costumes returns for the sequel, which means we’ll get more of the powerful armour, rather than the skimpy outfits in Justice League.

The cast was effusive about Hemming’s abilities. Jenkins talked about creating elegant outfits for Diana Prince. Whatever we’ve seen so far from Gadot’s wardrobe looks smart rather than just sexy, which was a huge problem with the costuming in Justice League.

Pedro Pascal was terrified of the ‘horrifying power suits’ that Max Lord would be donning in the film. He thought he was going to look like a ‘fool’. Hemmings, thankfully, made him feel stylish and like a million dollars. We couldn’t agree more.

The panel also introduced Venus Williams as a huge DC Comics and Wonder Woman fan. Her new design line, Eleven, has Wonder Woman-inspired clothing.

Passing the torch with Wonder Woman 1984

Patty Jenkins, Sue Kroll and actors Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter, Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984
HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 25: (L-R) Director Patty Jenkins, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, Sue Kroll and actors Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Wonder Woman” at the Pantages Theatre on May 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

The Wonder Woman 1984 team still wants the film to hit theatres, so fans hoping for it to air on DC’s streaming platforms will be disappointed.

When the original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, appeared on the panel, the cast was blown away. Jenkins and Gadot have turned to Carter as a mentor. Gadot is constantly in touch with Carter and even calls her ‘mama bear’. Adorable!

Jenkins also mentioned that when she signed on to bring the Amazon to the big screen, her idea was to ‘pass the torch’ of Wonder Woman to the next generation. She wasn’t looking to ‘reimagine or reinvent’ the character. Jenkins’ Wonder Woman wouldn’t exist without Lynda Carter’s version.

There’s no denying the importance of this character. Even Carter’s own daughter couldn’t understand why people idolized her mother till she saw Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. And when you watch the new trailer of Wonder Woman 1984 it’s obvious why this version of the character is so special.

Wonder Woman is fighting villains and crushing tanks – images we’re used to seeing with male actors in them. Gadot explained that for ‘little girls to be exposed to these types of movies, it’s so important. It’s so empowering.’

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Wonder Woman 1984 is set to release on October 02, 2020.

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