AceShowbiz - Gal Gadot and Chris Pine attended San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 21 to introduce the footage of upcoming "Wonder Woman 1984" to audience at Warner Bros. panel. Despite the fact that they're still filming the movie, director Patty Jenkins, who also joined them at the panel, was eager to show it to the audience.
The footage entitled "A Rough Cut of What We're Working on" shows Gadot's character Wonder Woman fighting a pair of gunmen in a 1980s food court mall. A little girl, who happens to be in the same location, is amazed by the heroine's presence but Wonder Woman has to take her away to safety. "Hold tight," says Princess Diana to the little girl as she takes her away to a safe place. Afterward, Wonder Woman continues to face the gunmen, crushing their weapons with her superhero power. Finally, she successfully ties them with her iconic lasso. In the next scene, the Amazonian princess is seen running at super-speed on the city streets.
After the footage was shown, the three panelists discussed the upcoming project. Gadot claimed that "Wonder Woman 1984" would not be a sequel to 2017's "Wonder Woman". "The way we look at this is not a sequel," the Israeli actress responded to a fan's question at the event. "It's a new chapter, it's a new story."
The director supported Gadot's statement. "I never want to do more of anything for the wrong reason...I don't want to go to that place of 'how do you keep it going and cash in?' in my head," Jenkins said. "I have these characters that I love and this world that I love and we can make a whole new movie that's completely unique and as strong as the first one? Of course I want to do that. But it's not 'more' of anything, even though it's evocative of everything that happened to the first one."
Pine's appearance at the panel also surprised fans given the fact that he died in "Wonder Woman". "I'm actually not really here right now," the actor who plays Princess Diana's love interest jokingly answered when he was asked by the event's moderator about his role in the upcoming project. "No, I can't...I can't tell you that."
"What is he back here for?" Jenkins also responded to the question before teasing, "Well, it's something I'm super excited for everybody to see the movie to find out. It's a very important part of our movie."
The 46-year-old director then went on to explain why she chose the 80s era as the movie's setting. "One of my favorite things about making the original was that it took place during World War I in 1917, an era full of metaphors like modernity and the mechanized world," Jenkins explained. "I grew up in the 80s, and this has its own look and feel. The reason I am excited is it showed mankind at its best and worst. It was grand and wonderful, there was great music and there were elegant and beautiful things."
"Wonder Woman 1984" will hit U.S. theaters on November 1, 2019.