Patty Jenkins Discusses Diana’s Journey In ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Patty Jenkins discusses Diana’s unique journey in Wonder Woman 1984 as she deals with the best and worst of humanity.

Patty Jenkins recently sat down at CCXP and discussed Diana’s journey in Wonder Woman 1984 as she grapples with the best and worst of humanity during the ’80s. Patty Jenkins mentioned that Wonder Woman has a unique journey to deal with in the film – most likely thanks to the sudden reappearance of Steve Trevor. The director went on to say that Wonder Woman 1984 pits Diana against the best and worst of humanity thanks to our own over-indulgence and that Maxwell Lord and Cheetah are “born from that”.

Patty Jenkins explained to The Wrap at CCXP that Wonder Woman 1984 uses the 1980s period setting as a metaphorical way of also looking at the present day, because the ’80s saw humanity at its most extreme moments. She also discussed how she wanted to examine how Diana deals with our morals when she’s so kind-hearted and heroic. So while Wonder Woman has supervillains to contend with she also has to grapple with society too.

“The easiest way for me to sum it up without giving away too much is this movie is about colliding Wonder Woman with the evil of our times, which is the excess and opulence that we have found ourselves in a position of indulging. We’re running Wonder Woman right into mankind at their best and their worst and the villains that are born from that. And it’s talking about now as much as it is the ’80s and it’s using ’80s as a great metaphor to do it because the ’80s really wore us at our most extreme before we understood any cost. And so that’s what came to me, I was like, ‘What does Wonder Woman, if Wonder Woman is half God and is wise and kind and loving and generous in this way, what would she say about our morals right now? How would she encounter that?’ Except she has a very interesting different journey in this movie than you wouldn’t expect as well.”

It hasn’t been revealed how Steve Trevor manages to return in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, but since Diana has to deal with Maxwell Lord, Cheetah and the complicated political struggle of the era – Wonder Woman is going to need all the help she can get.

Are you looking forward to seeing Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984? What did you think of the first trailer? Tell us in the comments!

Plot details on the Wonder Woman 1984 are being kept under lock and key, but the film is said to follow Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince as she comes into conflict with the Soviet Union in the 1980s and encounters a formidable new adversary named Cheetah, played by Kristen Wiig. Along the way, Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor somehow comes back from the dead, and Maxwell Lord somehow factors into the story.

Directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she co-wrote with David Callaham and a treatment she developed with Geoff Johns, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wigg, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright.

Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in theaters on June 4, 2020.

Source: The Wrap

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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