(Burbank, CA) – Fans everywhere are anxiously awaiting Princess Diana’s next great adventure when Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Wonder Woman 1984” arrives in theaters on October 2. But before being transported to the “totally radical” days of neon colors, leg warmers, portable cassette recorders, and hanging out at the mall, DC is getting you ready with a special one-shot comic celebrating director Patty Jenkins’s exciting sequel to the smash-hit 2017 “Wonder Woman” film.
The first story in “Wonder Woman 1984 #1” is a direct tie-in to the upcoming movie and is co-written by “Wonder Woman 1984” associate producer Anna Obropta and Louise Simonson (“The Death of Superman” story arc, “Wonder Woman: Warbringer” graphic novel), with art by Bret Blevins. When a failed burglary attempt causes a hostage situation at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Diana Prince is forced to leave her teenage tour group behind so that Wonder Woman can save the day! But will she be able to bring 10 gunmen to justice and get back to her tour group in time?
The second story is a 1980s flashback by writer Steve Pugh (artist, “Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass”) and artist Marguerite Sauvage. In the ’80s, “greed is good,” especially if you have it all! A reckless mastermind has made the ultimate power move by stealing Wonder Woman’s golden Lasso of Truth, and it’s up to Diana and Steve Trevor to get it back before the worst happens!
“Wonder Woman 1984 #1” features a powerful and dynamic cover by another great Wonder Woman artist, Nicola Scott. The book arrives at all participating U.S. Walmart retailers by Sunday, September 20 and all open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, September 29.
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For the latest information on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Wonder Woman 1984,” check out the official website at www.wonderwomanfilm.com. “Wonder Woman 1984” arrives in theaters on October 2, 2020.
About the film “Wonder Woman 1984”
Fast-forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big-screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah. With director Patty Jenkins back at the helm and Gal Gadot returning in the title role, “Wonder Woman 1984” is Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow-up to the DC Super Hero’s first outing, 2017’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman.” The film also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta. Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Stephen Jones are producing the film. Rebecca Steel Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Marianne Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Wesley Coller are the executive producers. Patty Jenkins directed from a screenplay she wrote with Geoff Johns and David Callaham, story by Jenkins and Johns, based on characters from DC.
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents an Atlas Entertainment/Stone Quarry Production, a Patty Jenkins Film, “Wonder Woman 1984.” Set to open in theaters in 2-D and 3-D in select theaters and IMAX, it will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. This film is rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence.
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