The princess of Themyscira’s next cinematic outing will take place in one of the craziest decades in pop culture history – the 80’s.
Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman, had recently taken the stage at CinemaCon and confirmed the sequel will be another period piece set in the 1980’s. Jenkins did not mention anything specific about the plot for Wonder Woman 2 but, based on the time period and the World War 1 setting from the previous film, it could possibly touch on the Cold War.
As for casting news, Gal Gadot will reprise her role as the Amazonian superhero and will be joined by Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) in an unnamed role. The original Wonder Woman actress, Lynda Carter, will make an appearance in the film as well. Finally, Kristen Wiig will play Cheetah, a recurring villain in the Wonder Woman comics.
The 80’s has the potential to be a fantastic setting for the sequel. It was a decade that became a treasure trove of nostalgia in recent years, and was the most colorful (figuratively and literally) decade in American history. It’s considered the era where everyone just wanted to party and have a good time – but there was also a looming tension from the Cold War.
The first movie was an unexpected success and made great use of its World War 1 setting, leaving fans wondering which conflict in American history she’d appear in next. Seeing Diana Prince storm the beaches of Normandy during World War 2, or fighting in the jungles of Vietnam would’ve been a spectacular sight to watch in theaters. Instead, we’ll be catching up with her in the decade of glam rock and Reaganomics.
If done right, this could work. Seeing her face off against Russians while soaking up 80’s culture could be a very fun experience as well.
Wonder Woman 2 is currently slated for a November 1, 2019 release.