We’ve been waiting quite a while for the trailer for the 2020 release “Wonder Woman 1984” which finds the Amazon superhero in you guessed it, the year 1984. The trailer just hit so let’s take a look.
The Premise: Diana Prince comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah. (c/o Warner Bros. Pictures)
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman
Chris Pine as Steve Trevor
Kristen Wiig as Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah
Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord
Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta
Robin Wright as Antiope
Natasha Rothwell in undisclosed role
Ravi Patel in undisclosed role
Gabriella Wilde in undisclosed role
Kristoffer Polaha in undisclosed role
Amr Waked in undisclosed role
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Maybe it’s just me and maybe I am being a little too critical but I think that I was expecting a little bit more considering how long we’ve been hearing about the sequel to the hit “Wonder Woman” film from 2017. We’ve also been bombarded with news from the Marvel Studios side of the fence that’s only gotten fandom more and more excited about what is to come yet from the DC side they aren’t going out of their way to get us all juiced and rallying behind what is on the plan. Part of me feels if they don’t care why should I but let’s see if another few spins on said trailer make me more interested. What about you folks? Did this move you? Hopefully they will use their heads and put together a kicking 80’s soundtrack for the film. Let’s see what happens.
It sure is a busy day for the fans of the live-action comic book presentations as not only has Netflix begun streaming “The Punisher” but today is the day that the DC Extended Universe goes “All In” as Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg stand united as The Justice League against a common worldwide threat. Yes my friends, the long awaited “Justice League” film opens up today in theaters everywhere and comes care of Warner Brothers Pictures. Below you’ll find the theatrical poster along with premise and casting. I’ll add some additional thoughts afterwards.
The Synopsis: Months after the events of Batman v Superman and inspired by Superman’s sacrifice for humanity, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans – The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg – to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and the Parademons who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth.
Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman
Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman
Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/Flash
Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg
Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor
Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta
J. K. Simmons as James Gordon
Ciarán Hinds will appear as Steppenwolf
Amber Heard as Mera
Kiersey Clemons as Iris West
Julian Lewis Jones as undisclosed
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Even though I greatly enjoyed the trailer than was revealed during NYCC, I am a little bit on the fence about this one. It has too much of the video game look that I hated about the action sequences in “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” and we all know full-well how that film has been received at this point. Now, the DCEU found great success with the “Wonder Woman” film earlier this year so can “Justice League” work from that momentum? I am certainly hoping so because I’d love for them to continue to build upon this universe as opposed to letting it all go. The timing of the film will not let me see it during the opening weekend and probably not until the middle of the following week so if you see it right away please don’t post any spoilers in the comments. Feel free to let us know if you had a positive or negative opinion only because that is fine. I’ll likely do a spoiler free review a few days after I finally see the film. That’s all I have for now so tell me, are you excited for “Justice League” or are you giving it a pass.
While the excitement is rather high for the just opened “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Vol. 2 film, the folks at Warner Brothers Pictures decided to drop a final trailer for their own “Wonder Woman” film which will open up in theaters in just under a month’s time. This one is called “Rise Of The Warrior” and it is submitted for your approval below. Don’t worry, I’ll be back as well.
The Synopsis: In the early 20th century, the Amazon princess Diana, who is living on the island of Themyscira, meets American military pilot Steve Trevor when he is washed ashore. After learning about the ongoing events of a world war from him, she leaves her home to try to help end the war. (thanks Wiki).