Princess Diana of Themyscira fights for peace in Man’s World
One of the most beloved and iconic DC Super Heroes of all time, Wonder Woman has stood for nearly eighty years as a symbol of truth, justice and equality to people everywhere. Raised on the hidden island of Themyscira, also known as Paradise Island, Diana is an Amazon, like the figures of Greek legend, and her people’s gift to humanity.
As Themyscira’s emissary to Man’s World, Diana has made it her duty to lead by example, even if the differences between her birthplace and new home sometimes present hurdles for her to jump. She has come to represent the possibility and potential of life without war, hate or violence, and she is a beacon of hope to all who find themselves in need. She stands as an equal among the most powerful Super Heroes, with a sense of purpose to protect the world from injustice in all forms.
Diana’s job, however, is anything but easy. Constantly torn between her mission to promote peace and her need to fight back against the pervasive violence of her new home, Diana struggles to walk a line between her warrior strength and endless compassion each and every day.
Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to Diana’s 2017 blockbuster debut, made a big showing at São Paulo’s Comic-Con Experience this weekend with its breathtaking first trailer and a series of character posters that offer our best looks yet at some of the movie’s core characters, including Kristen Wiig as Barbara Anne Minerva, The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal as Max Lord and the return of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor.
The much-anticipated follow-up, which is directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot in her fourth turn as Wonder Woman, doesn’t release until next summer, so expect a lot more on the movie to come between now and then.
Likely the biggest splash at CCXP came on Sunday, when Warner Bros. released the first full trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. Set, obviously, in the mid-1980s, the next film to feature Diana Prince takes place as the titular hero “comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.” The Cheetah is played by Kristen Wiig and WW84 is directed by Wonder Woman helmer Patty Jenkins. The film hits theaters June 5, 2020.