Wonder Woman 1984: The trailer is here and it’s got us very excited!
It’s here – finally! The trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 – the next instalment in Gal Gadot’s adventures as Wonder Woman.
Who is Wonder Woman?
If you’re into your super-hero comics, you’ll be very familiar with the iconic character of Wonder Woman.
Part of the DC Comics universe, Wonder Woman first appeared in 1941, and has been a mainstay of the comic world ever since.
In her homeland, the island nation of Themyscira, Wonder Woman’s official title is Princess Diana of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta. She has no father – she was created out of clay and brought to life by the gods of Olympus. Her civilian alter-ego is Diana Prince.
Who created Wonder Woman?
The creative origins of Wonder Woman are fairly queer to begin with.
The character was devised by William Moulton Marston – who used the pen name Charles Moulton.
Marston and his wife Elizabeth were in a ménage à trois with Olive Byrne – both women were strong feminists.
Marston drew inspiration for Wonder Woman from the combined forces of Elizabeth and Olive.
How queer is Wonder Woman?
Wonder Woman’s earliest adventures – created by William Marston – contained lots of subversive bondage and Lesbian subtext. One of her early catchphrases was Suffering Sappho.
After Marston’s death, a lot of Wonder Woman’s queerness was lost. However, in more recent comic-book incarnations there’s been an enthusiastic embrace of her unmistakable Lesbionic appeal and her status as a queer icon.
Wonder Woman on screen
There’s been a number of incarnations of Wonder Woman on screen, but the two that stand out are Linda Carter and Gal Gadot.
Linda Carter took the role of Wonder Woman for a TV series that aired between 1975 and 1979.
Gad Gadot picked up the torch for Wonder Woman film released in 2017. Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film was a critical and commercial success – establishing Gadot as a major star.
The new Wonder Woman film
Originally scheduled to be released in November, we now have to wait until June 2020 for the next instalment in the adventures of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.
Apparently, it’s not a sequel – just exploring a different part of the timeline that was established with the first film.
Chris Pine, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen are all returning for this second film, along with the addition of Kristen Wiig.
Kristen Wiig will be playing the villain, Cheetah. Genius casting.
Patty Jenkins returns as the film’s director.
Wonder Woman 1984 is expected to be released in June 2020