While fans are still anxiously waiting for the long-awaited follow-up to the 2017 DC Extended Universe hit, DC Comics has announced that they will be publishing a prequel comic to Wonder Woman 1984, which will hit shelves in September.
The prequel comic, Wonder Woman 1984 No. 1, will feature two stories, one from Louise Simonson (The Death of Superman) and WW84 associate producer Anna Obropta that sees the titular hero deal with a hostage situation at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, while the second from Steve Pugh and Marguerite Sauvage sees a villain attempt to steal Diana’s lasso. The cover artwork for the comic is designed by Nicola Scott, who previously worked with The Old Guard creator Greg Rucka to develop the Wonder Woman: Year One arc in 2016.
Wonder Woman 1984 No. 1 is set to hit shelves in Walmart on September 20 followed by a wide digital and comic book store release on September 29, one week ahead of the sequel’s October 2 theatrical release!
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big-screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. As previously announced, the film stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. Chris Pine also returns as Steve Trevor.
Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster) returns to direct the sequel, while Jenkins, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Stephen Jones, and Gal Gadot are producing the film. Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns, and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.
Originally set to open in theaters on December 13, 2019, Wonder Woman 1984, which is based on the character created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment, was moved up to November 1 before being delayed to June 5 and a fourth time to August 14 before its current date of October 2. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.