Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman’s archenemy Cheetah in the film, recently released a behind-the-scenes photo of herself and co-star Kristen Wiig.
The photo, which was shared on Gadot’s personal Instagram account, shows Gadot in Wonder Woman’s golden armor and Wiig in Cheetah makeup sitting on the set during the filming of their characters’ climactic battle, making funny faces at the camera. In the description, Gadot remarked, “Just a couple of cute kitties enjoying a vacation.”
On December 25, 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 was released in theaters and on HBO Max. “It was the greatest choice of a series of awful choices at the moment,” director and co-writer Patty Jenkins said of the hybrid release plan earlier this year. Jenkins went on to say that the choice was “heartbreaking” and “detrimental” to the film.
Jenkins had previously mentioned that she hoped 1984 would be released in theaters at some point. She explained, “The theaters basically asked us to do it.” “‘If no one comes in, we’re going to close our doors,’ they said. So, what are your plans? I’m disappointed that it didn’t get a proper theatrical run. I hope it does one day. It absolutely alters people’s perceptions, but what are you going to do about it? It took place.”
In addition, Connie Nielsen, who played Queen Hippolyta in 1984, had commented on the film’s poor reception, citing the COVID-19 epidemic as a contributing factor. “I think what happens psychologically is that a lot of movies like that enter into this insecure region where they’re up for a judgment that wouldn’t have happened otherwise,” Nielsen explained. “Because it had been transported so many times, it was subjected to examination it did not warrant.”
Jenkins teased the return of legendary Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter, who appeared in a mid-credits sequence as Asteria in 1984’s Wonder Woman, during DC FanDome, saying, “Even if I did know [about the film], you’d have to kill me to have me talk about it, but I don’t.” Jenkins, on the other hand, had previously stated that she will be departing the Wonder Woman franchise with Wonder Woman 3.
Wonder Woman 1984 is available on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K UHD, and digital formats, as well as in theaters. It’s also available to watch on HBO Max.