I am a massive Wonder Woman fan. And I don’t just mean I think Gal Gadot is hot and I liked the first DC movie. I mean I grew up watching Lynda Carter, the original Wonder Woman, on TV.
I would watch re-runs with my dad (he still loves her to this day- I get it) and we had the entire DVD set. I would spin around in circles and jump between couches pretending I was just as powerful and beautiful as she was. The love was real and still is.
So when DC released their remake way back in 2016 I was beyond excited. I’m pretty sure I squealed through the whole movie. The poor person sitting beside me hated me by the end of it because I kept slapping them excitedly on the arm.
As far as I was concerned, the film delivered. Gal Gadot IS hot and poised and a great fit for the role. Diana’s origin story stayed pretty true to its original roots, there was a clever plot twist and the CGI and special effects have improved significantly from the 1970s.
I don’t have as much hope for the second Wonder Woman film. I don’t exactly know why- it’s more of a feeling than a thought process.
Maybe it’s because it’s been so long since the first film. Wonder Woman 1984 was initially meant to be released in November this year but has been pushed back even further to a Summer 2020 date.
Super excited to announce that, thanks to the changing landscape, we are able to put Wonder Woman back to its rightful home. June 5, 2020. Be there or be square!!!
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 22, 2018
Summer in the USA isn’t until June next year. It’s already been three years and now we have to wait a whole extra year. The initial hype for the film has been replaced with indifference.
Not only has it been so long between films, but there’s been no teasers for the second movie. Nothing to keep us interested; nothing to keep us going.
The first promotional poster for WW84 was released TODAY and it’s great, not going to deny it.
Wonder Woman is sporting some new, full body armour which is pretty badass, and the poster is a rainbow of colours which fits in nicely with Pride Month.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 5, 2019
If a poster could peacock, that is exactly what the Wonder Woman 2 poster would be doing. It’s all flash and no substance. Is it cool? Sure. But it doesn’t give me anything. I have no idea what the storyline will be or who the villain is or where it will be set. I don’t feel excited.
The longer you have to wait for something, the more impatient you get. You also expect more payoff to compensate for how long you’ve had to wait.
This poster doesn’t deliver any payoff. All it does is try to distract me from my impatience and the little voice in my head telling me that WW84 is going to be disappointing.