Well, we’ve finally got a trailer for the Wonder Woman sequel and it certainly looks worth the wait. All our old pals are back in action for Wonder Woman 1984 — even some who we certainly didn’t expect to see back — and Wonder Woman herself looks set to save the world in characteristically spectacular fashion, all set to New Order’s “Blue Monday”. Let’s take another look.
So, we’ve obviously got a lot of questions about all this. We’ll address some of the bigger ones but please note, these questions do involve some major spoilers for the first Wonder Woman. So if you haven’t seen it yet, maybe check it out before reading on.
1. First of all …Steve Trevor?
Yep. As you probably remember, Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor nobly sacrificed himself at the tail end of the first Wonder Woman. And yet, he appears to be alive and well here. In a neat little flourish, he and Wonder Woman have swapped places from the previous movie, with him playing the fish out of water in the ’80s in much the same way she did England last time. How is he back? Why is he here? This trailer gives us no clues.
2. Also …Kristin Wiig?
Yes, famed funny woman Kristin Wiig is along for the ride this time. While she appears to be pretty harmless in this trailer, she’s been cast as Cheetah — one of Wonder Woman’s oldest and bitterest foes in the comic books. DC Comics fans know that Cheetah usually looks a little like Taylor Swift in the current Cats marketing, so don’t be surprised if what we see in the trailer isn’t exactly her final form.
3. Who’s the guy in the suit?
That’d be Pedro Pascal, who most recently has been appearing as a helmeted figure carting Baby Yoda around the galaxy as the title character in The Mandalorian. Here, he’s playing Maxwell Lord, one of the most sinister figures in all DC Comics. Fair to assume he’s not up to anything good.
4. Is …is Wonder Woman swinging from lightning bolts?
Don’t try it at home!
5. What’s with the big, shiny, golden armor?
In the comics, Wonder Woman has a special “Eagle Suit” made her fellow warrior women back on Themyscira, so it looks like this might be a homage. Doesn’t look too comfortable, but it sure looks awesome. We’ll see what it does on June 5.