Wonder Woman 1984!

The new “Wonder Woman 1984” hits theaters on Christmas day.


Taylor Thomas

The Wonder Woman 1984 film poster featuring Gal Gadot.

Diana Pierce, played by Gal Godot, wearing her armor for the newest installment in the movie franchise, can be seen on screens everywhere in anticipation of the release date.

The new “Wonder Woman 1984” movie will be released on December 25, 2020, potentially making it one of the last big blockbusters of 2020. Its original debut has been modified numerous times due to COVID-19, (and with a majority of movie theaters still closed due to the pandemic) the Warner Brothers have partnered with HBO. The film will be released on Christmas day through theaters and to HBO Max subscribers.

A more recent statement from the Warner Bros. was made saying that the film will only be available for a month on HBO Max, then it will be exclusively shown in theaters. It will also later be accessible to other digital movie distributors as traditionally seen before.

Lafayette High School student Emily Sullivan, who is an avid fan of the latest reinvention of the first female superhero, said, “I look forward to seeing a film with a strong female role that is inspiring to so many young women.” She also mentions that she will not be going to theaters in order to watch the movie, so she was lucky to already have a subscription with HBO Max. Walsingham Academy student Jordan Thomas said, “I went in theaters to watch the premier film- I wish to do the same with the second movie and I would be cheaper than the $14.99 HBO fee”.

Another official photo for the New Wonder Woman 1984 film.

Patty Jenkins, the director of both Wonder Women films spoke about how “Wonder Women 1984” is not a sequel since it takes place 66 years after the first film. In an interview with Vulture magazine producer Charles Roven said, “She (Patty) was just determined that this movie should be the next iteration of Wonder Woman but not a sequel. And she’s definitely delivering on that. It’s a completely different time frame and you’ll get a sense of what Diana/Wonder Woman had been doing in the intervening years. But it’s a completely different story that we’re telling. Even though it’ll have a lot of the same emotional things, a lot of humor, a lot of brave action. Tugs at the heartstrings as well.”

The trailer released in August has speculated that the film with focusing more on Diana Price’s (played by Gal Gadot) humanity than in the first film with clips with Steve Trevor (played by Chris Pine). Recent critic reviews have said that it was a refreshing new aspect to the character, as she has been mostly notorious been showcased as an illustrious female superhero.