The news that filming has now wrapped on Wonder Woman 1984 is likely to arouse some mixed feelings in a lot fans looking forward to Diana Prince’s next big screen outing. On the one hand, it’s nice to know that things are moving along smoothly for one of 2020’s most highly anticipated superhero movies. But at the same time, it’s just a shame that we still have a year and a half to wait before the footage makes it to cinemas.
Regardless, actress Gal Gadot is already excited about about us seeing what she and director Patty Jenkins have spent a good part of 2018 working on, taking to Instagram with a collection of photos that show the pair collaborating in various set locations. In the accompanying message, Gadot breaks down a few numbers from the production, while claiming that her experience filming the new Wonder Woman sequel was even more special than her time on the first movie:
“We did it. Again!! And as much as the first time shooting Wonder Woman was amazing, this time was even more unique and special.. We shot in 4 very different locations in 3 countries, and I’m so soooo proud of the almost 1000 crew members who came to set every day, giving everything they have into our movie.”
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Gadot went on to further praise the cast and crew, as well as singling out Jenkins for inspiring the team:
“Couldn’t ask for better partners on this.. I’m so lucky to have the one and only Patty Jenkins, as my director. She always has our backs, she gives us the wings to dare, and everyday she helped us find the most creative version of ourselves .. I am so grateful to call her my friend. And to our AMAZINGly talented cast who made every day enjoyable and fun, thank you!”
“Honestly.. Words cannot describe this experience.. This journey was so demanding and challenging but we all came and did our very best every take, every day, putting our all out there and I’m so proud…”
Lastly, Gadot thanked the fans and the universe at large, before teasing the eventual release:
“Thank you universe for this opportunity. I love this character. And thank you to all of you for being the best fans in the world. It was you that made me push myself every day.
“I’m so happy and excited, can’t wait to share it with you in 2020!”
The film still has a long way to go before completion, but the next seventeen-plus months should hopefully give the team at Warner Bros. plenty of time to ensure that this one’s ready to contend with some high expectations.
In the meantime, Aquaman is doing a pretty commendable job of holding down the DCEU fort, with James Wan’s new movie currently in the midst of an opening weekend that’s good enough to suggest that Arthur Curry may well land a sequel of his own. After that, Shazam! comes out on April 5th, 2019, followed by Birds of Prey on February 7th, 2020, before Wonder Woman 1984 finally makes its grand arrival into theaters on June 5th of the same year.