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We're Obsessed With Wonder Woman Swinging From Lightning In New '1984' Teaser

Hell. Yes.

Since Wonder Woman’s release in 2017, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of its sequel Wonder Woman 1984 and we’ve finally got our first taste with the first teaser.

The first official trailer is set for release on Monday at CCXP Brazil, but fans are already freaking out thanks to the quick teaser which shows Diana Prince swinging through lightning.

Watch the teaser (and be left amazed) here:

The teaser shows Wonder Woman swinging through lightning with her lasso and fans were quick to take to Twitter to share their thoughts:

Wonder Woman 1984 is directed by Patty Jenkins and will have the backdrop of the Cold War.

Kristen Wiig joins the cast as Barbara Ann Minerva AKA Cheetah and Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal confirmed to be playing Maxwell Lord.

Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor, even though he apparently died during World War I in the first Wonder Woman film.

Pine spoke about Trevor’s return to the film during an interview with Variety earlier this year.

He said, “This one is a little different for me tonally. The tables are turned, and I’m more of the deer in the headlights.”

In another chat with the publication, he added, “I found this time, the tables had turned on me as a man, in terms of how I interacted and played on the screen… I loved, as the character, my woman. My partner. She’s my partner. So that came to define this man. What a wonderful thing, as a character, to be in love.

“As a man on screen in a big film, it was interesting because my ego comes out: ‘Well, I want the big f**king fight. Let me climb something.’ And Patty’s like, ‘No, not about you.’ She said ‘not about you’ more times making this film.”

Wonder Woman 1984 is set for release on June 5, 2020 and we cannot wait!

Robert Pattinson Argues 'Batman's Not A Superhero' And He's Right

"I don’t think I could ever play a real hero."

Robert Pattinson surprised much of the world when it was announced he would be starring as Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’ upcoming film The Batman.

Batman is known to many people as a rich dude who becomes a superhero to fight crime in Gotham, but Pattinson argues that’s not true at all. And he’s absolutely right.

Pattinson argues that because he doesn’t have any superpowers, he’s not a superhero, he’s just Bruce Wayne – a rich dude with gadgets and a desire for justice.

The Batman is set to be a film noir focusing on Batman as a detective, something that hasn’t really been covered in the films before.

Speaking with Today’s Willie Geist, the host asked Pattinson about Batman, “That came to you and you thought what? You want to be a superhero…”

Pattinson responded, “Batman’s not a superhero,” and Geist asked him to classify the character, to which the actor said, “It’s weird, I always balk at it. I’m like, ‘It doesn’t count, you need to have like magical powers to be a superhero.'”

Geist joked that Batman had the cape, adding, “So, that’s a pretty good start.” Pattinson agreed, “Yeah, the cape is there. I give you that one.”

It’s not the first time the actor has broached the topic of Batman not being a superhero, or even a regular hero.

In an interview with the New York Times, he said we should be sceptical of any actor who wants to play the hero, despite the fact he’s playing Batman.

“Batman’s not a hero, though. He’s a complicated character. I don’t think I could ever play a real hero — there’s always got to be something a little bit wrong. I think it’s because one of my eyes is smaller than the other one,” he said.

So, I think we can safely say: Bruce Wayne doesn’t have any superpowers, therefore, he isn’t a superhero. Case closed.

The Batman is set for release on June 25, 2021.

This 'Cats' Star Is Not Having Any Of Those Whitewashing Claims

"Let's not read into it."

Mixed-race ballerina Francesca Hayward has responded to allegations the upcoming movie adaptation of the musical Cats whitewashed her.

Hayward plays Victoria the White in the musical and is seen in the trailer with a face of white fur. Fans are accusing the film of whitewashing the actress, saying they believe her feline form should have been portrayed using fur that matched her natural skin tone.

Credit: Universal Pictures

One Twitter user wrote, “How come you can clearly see this is Taylor Swift/the entire bottom half of her face is visible, but you wouldn’t know the black lead was black unless you knew her already.”

Another fan responded, “She’s BLACK?!” Adding, “Wow. You cannot tell. That’s deliberate and terrible.”

Other people brought up the fact the character is literally called Victoria the White with one fan writing, “It’s based on the musical where Victoria is specifically a white kitten, a symbol of her purity as she comes of age in the story. Any person can play any colour cat.”

Another person added, “Francesca was chosen for her awesome ballerina skills and not her skin [colour]. Victoria is a white cat. I’m pretty sure if she had a problem with this, she would have refused the role.”

Speaking with The Sunday Times, the Royal Ballet’s first mixed-race female principal dancer said, “Obviously I would never have agreed to be a part of something that would change the colour of my skin had I been playing a human.

“The bottom line is, I’m playing a cat … a cat that’s white, let’s not read into it.”

Meanwhile, other fans have called out the film for the “introducing Francesca Hayward” text in the trailer when she is already highly accomplished and well known in the ballet world.

The star also appeared in Vogue as one of Meghan Markle’s trailblazers earlier this year.

In an Instagram post, Hayward wrote, “I feel so proud to see myself in this iconic magazine for the legendary September issue and to be one of Vogue’s #forcesforchange chosen by HRH The Duchess of Sussex and Edward Enniful.”

Hayward was born in Nairobi and moved to Sussex at the age of two to live with her British grandparents. She started learning ballet at three and became training at a professional dance school at 11.

She joined the Royal Ballet in 2010 after winning the Young British Dancer of the Year award.

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