As you might have noticed, we are big fans of Gal Gadot here at the Outpost. Despite the fact 2017’s Wonder Woman was over-praised in certain, predictable quarters it was nonetheless entertaining. It also proved that Gadot has star quality and is a likable, engaging lead.
So we were always up for a sequel. When we heard it was to be set in 1984, a time of leg-warmers, over-sized Sony Walkmans and the year that Cisco Systems was founded, we could think of no drawbacks. We will forget it was also the year the AIDS virus was officially discovered…
However this movie has been the unluckiest in recent memory. After several delays Warner Bros. Pictures thought they were ready to go, then COVID happened. All-in-all this movie will be over a year later than planned by the time Wonder Woman 1984 hits the big screen, if it hits the big screen, in October.
Despite these challenges, director Patty Jenkins has told a German Magazine – Geek – that she wants more Wonder in her life:
“[Wonder Woman 1984] gave me a chance to do a lot of things that I couldn’t accommodate in the first movie. I was so happy to tell the Wonder Woman origin story. It was almost her birth, but we really haven’t seen what she is capable of. It is exciting for me to show her at the peak of her strength.
But it is also very important that she fights an internal struggle: she is a Goddess and tries to help humanity. She is not only someone who fights evil, she tries to show bad people how to improve. It’s an interesting dilemma. The next one [Wonder Woman 3] is probably my last Wonder Woman movie, so I have to put everything I want to show there. We have to think carefully.”
Having previously set all her Wonder Woman efforts in a period setting, we can’t help but imagine a 1990’s set Wonder Woman.
A decade of the mass mobilization of capital markets through neo-liberalism, globalism begins its unchecked march, the thawing and end of the decades-long Cold War, the beginning of the widespread proliferation of new media such as the Internet from the middle of the decade onwards, increasing skepticism towards government, and the dissolution of the Soviet Union , the start of the dot-com bubble.
Who could she fight?