Director Patty Jenkins is currently on a promo tour for her series I Am The Night starring Chris Pine and one of her interview stops was with BuzzFeed’s AM2DM. The subject moved to Wonder Woman 1984, while brushing-off a Steve Trevor question with “it makes perfect sense”, she mentions why she chose the 1980s for the Wonder Woman sequel.
“You know what was cool? We’re treating the era differently than I’ve seen so far, which I feel there have been a lot of interesting versions of doing the era. In our version, as a child of the ’80s myself, there was funny “haha” outfits I can’t believe I wore for sure. But there’s also incredible music, incredible art, and so I really felt like the 1980s is kind of mankind at their most extreme and at their best. It was when we could do anything we wanted and we had no idea of the price yet.”
“So, we have really committed to that version of the eighties, where it’s not needle-drops and it’s not a bunch of jokes, it’s actually the most kind of aspirational and elegant version of the ’80s in many many places and then you kind of throw it away, you get used to it and I enjoyed rolling around in remembering what it was like when we had no idea this was all going to stop.”
You can watch the full interview with AM2DM below where Jenkins talks about I Am The Night and the frustration of women filmmakers navigating Hollywood, even successful ones.
— AM2DM by BuzzFeed News (@AM2DM) January 22, 2019
The sequel stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, comedic actress Kristen Wiig as villain Cheetah aka Barbara Ann Minerva, and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Narcos, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) possibly is playing DC Comics villain Maxwell Lord.
The Dark Knight’s composer Hans Zimmer will be providing the score.
Warner Bros. recently pushed Wonder Woman 1984’s release date to June 5th, 2020.