The Wonder Woman 1984 panel was first in the DC Fandome lineup and included the mastermind behind the Wonder Woman films director/producer/co-writer Patty Jenkins, as well as stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal.
The panel began with Patty Jenkins making it clear that she wants fans to watch Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters and why, “I really think the movie is so, it’s so great on the big screen. We all worked so hard to bring something that would be a big visual spectacular great time.”
Patty Jenkins talked a bit about the process of finding the right looks for Wonder Woman 1984 and the through line from the first movie to the sequel. “It was an interesting process where you both kind of have to acclimate yourself to the period and make it very normal to yourself and then make things look the way you want them to look within that context. So, Diana always has great taste and always looks elegant… but really grounded things.”
Pedro Pascal praised the costume designer Lindy Hemming calling her a genius, “The way that she started to show me, um, in my experience these horrifying power suits from the 1980s…and she was able to make something sort of so animated and specific and feel and be completely stylish and feel like a million dollars.”
And a question came in from a surprising fan, when Venus Williams popped up on screen. Venus asked Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig which of their characters would win in a tennis match. Kristen very quickly responded, “I think Cheetah would win. Because Wonder Woman would have… a gold tennis racket to go with everything and it would just be too heavy. And I’m fast.” Gal clearly didn’t agree and Kristen joked that she see Gal on the court.
Kristen recalled a favorite moment of hers with Gal “When Gal and I were fighting, and we were practicing the stunt and we like go it down and it was great and it was going really well. And she like grabbed my hair I think and the wig just like came…and I don’t know if we were tired, we laughed so hard.” Gal interrupted to clarify that her gauntlet got snagged and that she didn’t grab Kristen’s hair.
Chris Pine also shared a favorite moment of his, “I mean the fact that we’d shut down all of Pennsylvania Ave. to make this huge film. The little eight-year-old kid in you is, is, is, can’t believe that you’re doing what you’re doing. And that you get the privilege of doing it.”
A SURPRISE GUEST DROPS BY FOR THE WONDER WOMAN 1984 PANEL
But one of the best parts of the panel was when surprise guest the original Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter appeared to talk a bit with the cast. Kristen had a bit of a fan girl moment when meeting Lynda for the first time, “I watched your show when I was younger I had Wonder Woman underroos and I’m so, I’m so excited to meet you.”
Lynda who talked about being a fan of Patty’s since the beginning shared a heartwarming story about her daughter’s reaction to Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. “When my daughter saw Gal as Wonder Woman she said ‘Mom, I finally get it. I finally understand why everyone idolizes you. I finally get what Wonder Woman means to everyone.’”
Patty was touched by the story and recalled when she first called Lynda, “…I said to you I want you to know we’re not here to reinvent Wonder Woman and we’re not here to do a new chapter of Wonder Woman. We just hope to take the torch and pass it forward. And so that means the world to me because I was that person who was so moved by you and your performance and the show.”
While the panel was looking at fans cosplay and fanart of Wonder Woman, Gal talked a bit about the importance of female driven movies like Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984. “…we’ve seen so many male superheroes, but we haven’t seen enough female superheroes and for girls, for little girls once they see it they believe it. So for little girls to be exposed to these types of movies whether if it’s Wonder Woman or any other female driven movie in this genre is so important because then it’s so empowering.”
The panel also released a new trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 with the exciting reveal of Kristen Wiig as Cheetah .
Wonder Woman 1984 DC Fandome Official Trailer
If you missed the Wonder Woman 1984 panel you can watch it Saturday Aug. 22 at 6pm PST/9pm EST or Sunday Aug. 23 at 2am PST/5am EST at https://www.dcfandome.com/live. Wonder Woman 1984 is set to hit theaters October 2, 2020.
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