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Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.

With director Patty Jenkins back at the helm and Gal Gadot returning in the title role, “Wonder Woman 1984” is Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the DC Super Hero’s first outing, 2017’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office. The film also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.

Watch Wonder Woman 1984 opening scene here:

About "Wonder Woman" Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer. She served in the IDF for two years and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.

Gal began modelling in the late 2000s and made her film debut in the fourth film of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast & Furious (2009), as Gisele. Her role was expanded in the sequels Fast Five (2011) and Fast & Furious 6 (2013), in which her character was romantically linked to Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang). In the films, Gal performed her own stunts. She also appeared in the 2010 films Date Night (2010) and Knight and Day (2010).

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Paul Walker and Gal Gadot in Fast and Furious (2009). Photo: IMDb

As a result, her performance as the superhero, which is the first time for the character on film, was hailed as one of the best parts of the otherwise poorly-received film. The film is part of the DC Extended Universe, and Gadot plays the role again in the solo film Wonder Woman (2017), which was received very positively, and superhero team-up Justice League (2017).In early December 2013, Gal was cast as Wonder Woman in the superhero team-up film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and filming began in 2014 for a March 2016 release. Gadot received swordsmanship, Kung Fu kickboxing, Capoeira and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in preparation for the role, as cited by IMDb.

Hollywood star Gal Gadot says the complexity of her superhero avatar Wonder Woman compelled her to revisit the character in the upcoming sequel. According to ZEE Business, Gadot reprises her role of Diana Prince and her superhero alter ego Wonder Woman in "Wonder Woman 1984", the sequel of the 2017 hit.

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Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman (2017). Photo: IndieWire

Wonder Woman 1984 opening scene promises a grand sequel

Warner Bros and HBO Max have released the opening scene of the upcoming superhero film Wonder Woman 1984 online. The filmwill be released in an unconventional manner, which will see it debut both theatrically and on the HBO Max streaming service in the US.

The three-minute scene is a flashback to Diana’s childhood when she participated in Themyscira’s Olympics. We’re shown large-scale spectacle and stunt-work as Amazonians participate in the games. Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen reprise their roles from the first film, as General Antiope and Queen Hyppolyta, respectively.

The scene then transitions into an adult Diana fighting as Wonder Woman in the 1980s and ends with an exchange between her and Cheetah, played by Kristen Wiig. The opening scene was shot on IMAX by director Patty Jenkins.

The first reviews for Wonder Woman 1984 arrived online on Wednesday and praised the film’s scope and tone. According to Hindustan Times, the film currently stands at an 88% rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. The ‘critics’ consensus’ reads, “Great Hera! Wonder Woman 1984 is an epic dose of heart and vibrant escapism that proves there are still unexpected thrills to be found in superhero cinema.”

Wonder Woman 1984 will be available in select theatres and on HBO Max on Dec. 25.

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