Warner Bros. left fans brokenhearted when it announced earlier today that it would be skipping the Hall H panels at the San Diego Comic-Con in July. But those feelings of upset and disappointment didn’t last long for some, especially after director Patty Jenkins took to Twitter to share the first poster for Wonder Woman 1984.
By now you’ve heard: WB isn’t going to Hall H this year. We’re so sad to miss you there! And waiting until Dec. to start our official #WW84 campaign in full– But the truth is… we can just… barely… wait… pic.twitter.com/QllFzhYRA6
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 5, 2019
The poster features franchise star Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman’s new set of shiny gold armor. While Jenkins didn’t give any details about Diana Prince’s new battle gear, a lot of fans suspect that the character’s new costume is inspired by the superhero’s Golden Eagle armor that was first seen in the 1996 comic book miniseries Kingdom Come.
Staying true to the movie’s 1980s theme, the poster also displays streaks of vibrant colors in the shape of two Ws, serving as its background.
As the title of the movie indicates, Wonder Woman 1984 will take place in the 1980s, where the title character will come face-to-face with her nemesis, Cheetah (Kristen Wiig).
Chris Pine will also reprise his role as Steve Trevor in the movie despite sacrificing his life to save the world from a massive biological weapon in the first Wonder Woman film directed by Jenkins. While it’s unclear how the franchise would exactly resurrect Steve from the dead, this twist probably has something to do with the fact that Jenkins refuses to call the next Wonder Woman movie a sequel.
“She was just determined that this movie should be the next iteration of Wonder Woman but not a sequel,” producer Charles Roven said of Jenkins in an interview with Vulture in March. “And she’s definitely delivering on that. It’s a completely different time frame and you’ll get a sense of what Diana-slash–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.”
Wonder Woman 1984 is set to hit theaters on June 5th, 2020.