Surprise Lady 1984 IMAX featurette teases large motion scenes
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We are a little over two weeks away from releasing Wonder Woman 1984, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2017 blockbuster film about the iconic DC superhero. To get us all even more excited about the movie’s Christmas Day debut, IMAX released a short featurette that shows off some of the gigantic set of action pieces, including one in which the titular character spins a tank down the highway with no hair missing .
As the title suggests, in 1984 Wonder Woman casts Princess Diana of Themyscira (Gal Gadot) several decades before the last dream of gonzo fever in the mid-1980s. In the movie she somehow meets up with Steve Trevor again (Chris Pine), even though he heroically exploded in a flying poison gas juggernaut at the end of the previous film. She must also be with Barbara Ann Minerva aka Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) and Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal). Cheetah, one of Wonder Woman’s most famous opponents from the comics, is more of a physical threat to the superhero, while Lord Lex Luthor is closer.
During the IMAX clip Gadot and director Patty Jenkins together with the producer Charles Roven Discuss the benefits of filming with the high definition camera to create truly incredible images and make the movie feel absolutely epic. And it definitely looks epic – the shots of a young Diana on Themyscira are huge and vivid, giving the mythical island a larger than life feel. The rest of the action looks stunning too. Check out the clip below. Wonder Woman 1984 is one of several tentpole films that WarnerMedia plans to simultaneously release in theaters and on its streaming service HBO Max, though some are less than enthusiastic about the decision, particularly AMC Theaters CEO and director Christopher Nolan.
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