During an interview with Deadline at the Sundance Film Festival, Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins explained why the ’80s is the ideal setting for the highly-anticipated film.
While the Wonder Woman series starring Lynda Carter aired from 1975 to 1979, children of the ’80s were able to appreciate the show while watching it in syndication. Now, the titular DC hero will return to the decade in Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman sequel and the director explained why she felt the film needed to be set in the ’80s:
“It’s not the same, but it is, to me, so the era that Wonder Woman belongs in. So, it both was the perfect thing for the story, but also as a fan of the TV show, I was like, we have to see Wonder Woman in the 80s. We have to. That has to be a chapter of it.”
Patty Jenkins also noted how the sequel will capture certain elements from the beloved Lynda Carter series:
“It does have that fun pop. She was so great in that era, in such a great way, and we do get to capture that.”
Full details on the Wonder Woman 1984 plot are currently unknown, though the film will follow the titular hero as she comes into conflict with the Soviet Union in the 1980s and encounters a formidable new adversary named Cheetah.
Directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she co-wrote with David Callaham and a treatment she developed with Geoff Johns, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wigg, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright.
Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in theater on November 1, 2019.
The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best
2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.
Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.
Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”