Today marks the birthday of Wonder Woman 1984 star Gal Gadot and to help celebrate the occasion, director Patty Jenkins has revealed a new photo from the upcoming film via Twitter.
Happy Birthday to my most spectacular, incredible, amazing, beautiful, loving, powerful, hilarious and awe inspiring friend and partner. I love you more than words can say. Happy Birthday @GalGadot #WW1984 pic.twitter.com/eRqmuFWdlX
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) April 30, 2019
While the film continues the story of Diana after the events of Wonder Woman and not only sees Gadot reprising her role, but Chris Pine as well, producer Charles Roven previously said fans should treat the film less like a sequel to Jenkins’ 2017 film and more like a “stand-alone film in the same way that Indiana Jones or Bond films are, instead of one continuous story that requires many instalments.”
“[Director Patty Jenkins] was just determined that this movie should be the next iteration of Wonder Woman but not a sequel,” Roven explained. “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.”
Wonder Woman 1984 sees Gal Gadot once again leading the cast as Diana Prince alongside the returning Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Ewen Bremner (Charlie), Said Taghmaoui (Sameer), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe), Doutzen Kroes (Venelia) and new additions Kristen Wiig (Ghostbusters) as Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Natasha Rothwell (Love, Simon), Ravi Patel (Master of None, Grandfathered) and Gabriella Wilde (Doctor Who, Poldark) in an as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on June 5th 2020.