Wonder Woman 1984 is having a bit of a rough ride trying to get to the big screen. It was supposed to come out in November 2019 but they pushed the movie back to June 2020 no doubt hoping to recapture the magic with the first release. Unfortunately for all involved, the COVID-19 pandemic has really put a damper in the summer blockbuster season. Warner Bros. was initially optimistic about the return movie theaters and only shifted the released by a little over two months from June to mid-August. However, they recently pushed the movie back again to October making it delayed by almost a year. Warner Bros. has had pretty good luck in early October after the R-rated Joker managed to pull in a billion dollars. All the shifting also means the news cycle is a bit off and we're still getting lots of promotional material for a movie that isn't out for another four months. Total Film got the chance to speak to Chris Pine and he talked about how different Steve Trevor is in Wonder Woman 1984 compared to the first movie.
"What I will say about him is that he's deeply, supremely excited," says Pine. "He's excited to be back with Diana. He's excited about this world. Tonally, what's different is, he's not world-weary. He's not jaded. It's a complete 180 from the tone of the character of the first one."
Pine went on to say that it's a flip from the first movie where Diana was the one who was new to the world and maybe more than a little naive. Now Steve is the one in a very new and very different looking world. Pine sees it as a good thing since it shows that this movie isn't just a direct sequel from the first movie but something different.
"I thought it was a nice idea," he smiles. "It's a brilliant move on [director] Patty [Jenkins'] part. That's just one clear indication of a big tonal shift this time out."
It's going to be interesting to see how this movie does when it finally comes out. The first one was a game changer and living up to those expectations would be hard for any movie to handle. It does look like DC and Warner Bros. gave director Patty Jenkins free reign to make the movie she wants so, if nothing else, it won't be a boring movie regardless of whether or not it works.
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Wonder Woman 1984, directed by Patty Jenkins, stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, and Gabriella Wilde. It will be released on October 2nd, 2020.