The wait is FINALLY over: Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 is arriving on HBO Max and in theaters (where safe) on Christmas Day – and the director and her star could not be more excited to share the hotly anticipated sequel with the world. The film, in which Gal Gadot reprises her role as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, largely takes place in 1980s Washington D.C., giving Jenkins ample opportunity to play with big Pop colors and trends of the era – shoulder pads! – as well as themes and ideas rooted in that time of American excess. Ahead of the movie’s release, Rotten Tomatoes Editor Jacqueline Coley spoke with Gadot and Jenkins about creating epic action scenes with co-star Kristen Wiig and why the 1980s was the perfect time period in which to tell this story. Plus, Jenkins shares her vision for upcoming epic Cleopatra, which will see her reteaming with Gadot, who will take on the title role.
Wonder Woman 1984 is in theaters and streaming on HBO Max on December 25, 2020.