The $200 million-budget superhero adventure was originally supposed to release earlier this year but got delayed repeatedly amid the COVID-19 crisis. Finally, the Gal Gadot-starrer will open in India just ahead of Christmas, on December 24.
“I hope that people come to the film and love it, of course. But I also hope that everyone gets something more out of it as well,” Jenkins said.
“I want it to be a great time and a great superhero film experience, but I also hope to use our film to add to the conversation in this world about how each of us can find the hero within. That’s what this world needs, so I’m so happy to get to be a part of that thought process,” she added.
Gadot reprises her role as Diana Prince and her superhero alter ego Wonder Woman in the sequel of the 2017 DC hit. The much-awaited Wonder Woman 1984 teases the beginning of a “new era of wonder” with a new battle, new armour, a new set of villains, edgier action, and a reunion with her long-lost love.
Opening up about the story and the character, the filmmaker said, “Well, in general, DC characters are natural-born heroes, and their stories are true heroes’ journeys about these true north heroes who power comes easily to, and what to do with that power is their struggle.”
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. The Warner Bros. Pictures project will release in India on December 24 in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
(Inputs from IANS)