Obviously the biggest news to come out of Comic-Con Experience CCXP in Brazil today is the reelase of the first official trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. The highly anticipated sequel arrives next summer, but there may be even more Amazon heroics in our future too.
During the Wonder Woman 1984 press conference, Patty Jenkins confirmed Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a Wonder Woman spin-off that will focus on the Amazon women of Themyscira.
A Brazilian journalist attending the press conference via The Mary Sue posted the revelation on Twitter:
Sim @PattyJenks confirmou que a WB desenvolve um filme focado nas Amazonas!
Ela não irá dirigir, mas trabalhará na produção executiva! Sem maiores detalhes. #MulherMaravilha1984 https://t.co/8Dv9be8llB
— @mpmorales @mpmorales December 8, 2019
Translated, the tweet says, “Yes, Patty Jenkins confirmed that WB is developing a movie focused on the Amazon! She will not direct, but will work on executive production! No further details.”
If Aquaman can spawn a spin-off focusing on the mysterious aquatic dwelling known as The Trench, then it should come as no surprise that a spin-off is in the works focusing on Themyscira. The mystical island is populated by dozens of women who could easily be at the center of a new story, taking on whatever threats might come their way in the middle of the ocean.
Would Diana return to the island to have an adventure with them? Could it have Diana involved in the story before she takes on the mantle of Wonder Woman? That has yet to be determined. But having an Amazon movie that doesn’t use Gal Gadot in some capacity feels like a missed opportunity. At the very least, maybe she could bookend a story by telling some kind of legend about Themyscira to a group of students on a field trip at the Louvre Museum. We saw her working there before, so it’s already established in the DC Extended Universe.
Keep in mind that this movie is only in development, and it hasn’t been greenlit by the studio yet. It helps that Patty Jenkins is on board to executive produce, but they still need a worthwhile script in order to determine whether or not the studio wants to spend millions on a movie like that. Even so, focusing on an island full of badass warriors sounds like a good enough premise to me.
In the meantime, Wonder Woman 1984 arrives in theaters on June 5, 2020.
They may be on opposing sides in their movie, but the cast of Wonder Woman 1984 proved they stick together in real life, when Pedro Pascal, who plays the villain of the film, recently celebrated his birthday with his fellow castmates. A photo from the celebration was posted on Gal Gadot's Instagram account, along with the following caption.
'Happiest birthday @pascalispunk !! We love you so much! It was definitely a new way to celebrate but even when we're not together we're always close at heart! love you.'
With a nationwide lockdown in full effect, the cast had to get creative in order to get together for the celebrations. To that end, they took the help of social media to have a group video call during which Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Patty Jenkins, and Kristen Wiig helped Pedro Pascal celebrate his special day. Gadot also had four cupcakes and two candlesticks laid out in front of the callers to make the occasion more festive.
Pascal, who turns 45 this year, has been working steadily in films for many years. His breakout role came in Game of Thrones, where he played Oberyn Martell, whose memorable fight with the Mountain, Ser Gregor Clegane, ended in one of the most brutal moments from the series, with Clegane bursting Martell's skull with his bare hands.
Recently, Pascal was lauded for his leading role in Disney+'s The Mandalorian, as Din Djarin, a bounty hunter who takes it upon himself to save the life of a young and outrageously adorable Baby Yoda.
Wonder Woman 1984 will see both Pascal and Kristen Wiig playing the villains opposite Gadot's Wonder Woman and Pine's Steve Trevor. While fans are already aware that Wiig will at some point in the movie transform into the villainous Cheetah, Lord's role is less clearly defined. In the comics, the character often plays the role of the secret mastermind, who pulls the strings behind sinister plots with the help of his genius intellect, and an ability to control the minds of his enemies.
As the followup to the original blockbuster Wonder Woman, its sequel was one of the most anticipated films of the summer. But with theaters in disarray, the release of the film has been put on hold indefinitely. Not long ago, a rumor was doing the rounds of the internet that Warner Bros. was planning on releasing the film to digital streaming, bypassing a theatrical release entirely. But the company has since personally shot down the rumor.
For Gal Gadot, posting the photo on her social media accounts might also be a way to get past the recent controversy surrounding a post she made with a bunch of other celebs singing a cover of 'Imagine'. The tone-deaf rendition about imagining a world without material possessions was considered insensitive in these times of great hardships for ordinary people when sung by millionaire stars sitting in their luxurious homes. Hopefully, this latest birthday post from the actress will garner a more positive response from the...
High school can be a battlefield, but rarely has that battlefield seemed so dangerous as it does in Amazon’s stylish Sundance drama Selah and The Spades. The feature film debut of writer/director Tayarisha Poe, Selah and The Spades follows a young girl who is chosen to be the protégé of the Queen Bee of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, and discovers that she wasn’t the first to be given this dubious honor. Watch the Selah and The Spades trailer below.
Selah and The Spades Trailer
Amazon Studios has released the official trailer for Tayarisha Poe’s feature film debut, Selah and The Spades, a stylish high school drama set in the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school. In this exclusive world, the student body is run by five factions: The Spades, The Sea, The Skins, The Bobbies, and The Prefects. Commanding the top faction is the titular Selah Summers Love Simone, who decides to choose a young protégé to take her place upon graduation. But as that sophomore upstart Paloma Celeste O’Connor soon finds, it’s a treacherous path to the top.
Selah and The Spades seems like a teen drama in the tradition of Brick or Thoroughbreds — stylish, razor-sharp, and populated by very good-looking teens who all act like characters in a noir film. The cast of fresh faces playing those characters include Jharrel Jerome, Jesse Williams, Gina Torres, and Ana Mulvoy Ten.
Here is the synopsis for Selah and The Spades:
In the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, Haldwell, the student body is run by five factions. Seventeen-year-old Selah Summers Lovie Simone runs the most dominant group, the Spades, with unshakable poise, as they cater to the most classic of vices and supply students with coveted, illegal alcohol and pills. Tensions between the factions escalate, and when Selah’s best friend/right hand Maxxie MOONLIGHT’s Jharrel Jerome becomes distracted by a new love, Selah takes on a protégée, enamored sophomore Paloma Celeste O’Connor, to whom she imparts her wisdom on ruling the school. But with graduation looming and Paloma proving an impressively quick study, Selah’s fears turn sinister as she grapples with losing the control by which she defines herself.
In her feature debut, writer/director Tayarisha Poe immerses us in a ened depiction of teenage politics. This searing character study encapsulates just how intoxicating power can be for a teenage girl who acutely feels the threat of being denied it. Exciting newcomer Lovie Simone’s performance beautifully embodies both Selah’s publicly impeccable command and the internal fears and uncertainty that drive it.
Selah and The Spades premieres on Amazon Prime Video April 17, 2020.