Wonder Woman designer compares new costume to Batsuit

Gal Gadot’s new Wonder Woman costume is similar to the Batsuit, according to the costume designer who worked on both famous franchises.Oscar-winning designer Lindy Hemming is behind Gal’s shiny gold armour for Wonder Woman 1984, and while the outfit is…

Gal Gadot’s new Wonder Woman costume is similar to the Batsuit, according to the costume designer who worked on both famous franchises.

Oscar-winning designer Lindy Hemming is behind Gal’s shiny gold armour for Wonder Woman 1984, and while the outfit is visually stunning, Lindy revealed in an interview with Total Film that it wasn’t exactly comfortable to wear.

“It’s like the Batsuit, or anything: all small parts,” Lindy, who also worked on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, explained. “An armadillo-like articulation means that the person can move and twist and turn, and it will return to its previous position. Having said that, it was not pleasant to wear – and no armour of any kind is pleasant to wear!”

Israeli star Gal returns to her superhero alter ego later this year, with Patty Jenkins once again behind the camera and co-stars Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, and Robin Wright reprising their roles.

During the promotion of the first film in 2017, the 35-year-old lead actress admitted her costume was so tight she found it hard to breathe at times, prompting Lindy to make some adjustments for the follow-up flick.

“She could wear part of the armour. So she could have her legs free while she was being filmed from the waist up. And the wings would be taken away when they weren’t needed, which was often. Patty wanted the wings to become a one-woman formation of shields, so no one can attack her,” the designer said.

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Wonder Woman 1984 cinema release bumped to October

The release of Wonder Woman 1984 has been rescheduled once again.The follow-up to 2017’s hugely successful Wonder Woman was originally due to be released on 5 June, but after the Covid-19 pandemic forced movie theatres to temporarily close, the sequel …

The release of Wonder Woman 1984 has been rescheduled once again.

The follow-up to 2017’s hugely successful Wonder Woman was originally due to be released on 5 June, but after the Covid-19 pandemic forced movie theatres to temporarily close, the sequel was postponed until 14 August.

And on Saturday, bosses at Warner Bros. broke the news that the DC Comics blockbuster, starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal, will now debut on 2 October.

Gadot, who plays the eponymous superhero, took to Twitter to share the news with her fans and followers.

“The new release date for WW84 is 10.2.20. Wow, it’s finally happening, & I couldn’t be more excited!” she wrote. “To all the fans that stuck w/ us through this time, thank u so much! We couldn’t have done this w/o (without) you. I’m so excited for you to get to see this #WW84, it will be worth the wait.”

But Wonder Woman 1984 isn’t the only big-screen summer action movie to have its release date rescheduled.

The Matrix 4, starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, has been bumped from May 2021 until April 2022, despite reports that production was restarting in Berlin after the coronavirus pandemic forced Hollywood to shut down indefinitely.

While Christopher Nolan’s thriller Tenet has also been moved from 17 July until 31 July, and the latest instalment in the James Bond saga, No Time to Die, will hit cinemas a few days earlier than anticipated, on 12 November in the U.K. and 20 November in the U.S.

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Joe and Anthony Russo set to produce live-action Hercules remake

Joe and Anthony Russo are set to produce Disney’s live-action remake of Hercules.The original 1997 animated re-telling of the Greek legend featured the vocal talents of Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, and James Woods, and followed the story of the half-man…

Joe and Anthony Russo are set to produce Disney’s live-action remake of Hercules.

The original 1997 animated re-telling of the Greek legend featured the vocal talents of Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, and James Woods, and followed the story of the half-man, half-god as he battles the villainous Hades to prove himself worthy of living with the gods on Mount Olympus.

News that the studio was developing the live-action remake broke on Thursday, and it was announced that Dave Callaham, who launched the Expendables franchise, will be writing the script.

Callaham also wrote the upcoming Marvel comic book adaptation Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and the DC Comics sequel Wonder Woman 1984.

The 42-year-old scribe is also penning the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel, and co-wrote last year’s Zombieland: Double Tap, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson.

Avengers: Endgame filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo, who have a long-standing working relationship with Disney, are set to produce but will not direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The original musical animation was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker and numerous writers were hired to work on the story and screenplay over several years.

Fans have taken to social media to suggest their top picks for the live-action cast, including Idris Elba and Ryan Gosling, while Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson, Keke Palmer, Coco Jones, and Amber Riley have been touted to play The Muses, which narrate the story through song.

It’s currently unclear if the Hercules remake will follow in the footsteps of the upcoming live-action Mulan, which has ditched the classic songs in favour of a more realistic telling of the Chinese legend.

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In the Heights postponed until summer 2021

Jon M. Chu’s movie musical In the Heights has been postponed by a year to summer 2021.The Crazy Rich Asians director was just 20 days away from completing post-production on the movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning stage musical …

Jon M. Chu’s movie musical In the Heights has been postponed by a year to summer 2021.

The Crazy Rich Asians director was just 20 days away from completing post-production on the movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning stage musical when the coronavirus pandemic struck. Accordingly, crew members were forced to work remotely in line with social distancing measures, and as a consequence, the film wouldn’t have been completed in time for its original 26 June 2020 release date.

Warner Bros. executives pulled the musical from their calendar back in March, and on Tuesday, they set a new date – 18 June 2021, almost a year after it was originally set to hit cinemas.

“After long conversations & sleepless nights of uncertainty, we have decided the best time to release #InTheHeightsMovie is next summer when people will feel the MOST comfortable celebrating in a movie theater TOGETHER,” Chu wrote on Twitter. “I know it’s much later than we wanted but… #InTheHeightsMovie didn’t take 10 years to get made only to be left in half-empty theaters w/out the crowd it deserves!! So thank you 4 ur patience & faith…and when we get through this time & the movie comes out we are throwing a HUGE EFFING PARTY LIKE YOUVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE (sic).”

The Hamilton creator retweeted Chu’s message and added lyrics from the show, writing, “So we’ve got the summer and we’ve got each other Perhaps even longer,” alongside heartbroken and multiple clock emojis.

The Mary Poppins Returns actor created In the Heights and originated the lead role of bodega owner Usnavi, who will be portrayed by Hamilton star Anthony Ramos in the film. Miranda will have a small role alongside the likes of Stephanie Beatriz and Corey Hawkins.

Earlier this week, Warner Bros. executives reshuffled more of the studio’s schedule, announcing delays to films including The Batman, Shazam 2, and The Many Saints of Newark. They are currently still keeping the dates for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet in July and Wonder Woman 1984 in August.

On Tuesday, they also confirmed they were scrapping the theatrical run of new animated Scooby-Doo movie, Scoob!, and releasing it on-demand instead. The film will be available to rent or buy at home from 15 May.

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Patty Jenkins put her son in Wonder Women 1984 three times

Patty Jenkins got her son to play three background characters in Wonder Woman 1984.The Monster filmmaker, who was the first woman to helm a big-budget superhero movie, returns to the director’s chair for the follow-up to her 2017 feature, starring Ga…

Patty Jenkins got her son to play three background characters in Wonder Woman 1984.

The Monster filmmaker, who was the first woman to helm a big-budget superhero movie, returns to the director’s chair for the follow-up to her 2017 feature, starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian warrior.

In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Jenkins revealed she put her 11-year-old son Asa to good use while he was on set and drafted him into the shoot on three occasions.

“I just changed his hair. Every time I needed a kid to do something, I was like, ‘Asa, get in here! Okay, now you’re blond,’” she joked.

The 2017 film broke records and became the highest-grossing movie to be directed by a solo filmmaker, and Jenkins is fully aware that a lot rides on the success of the sequel.

“It’s an interesting, complex thing when you realise that not only are you just a person doing your job, but that there are all of these other ramifications to what your success or your failure stands for,” the director admitted, before adding that she hopes her achievements will open doors for others. “If I can make another successful film and it proves that this model works, then it will hopefully help other people.”

Wonder Woman was an inspiration to Jenkins when she was growing up, and although she wanted the character to be powerful, the protagonist needed to be multidimensional too.

“There’s been such fear that a female character… couldn’t be vulnerable and they couldn’t be funny and they couldn’t have love,” she explained. “There’s this list of things they can’t have, to prove (that they’re strong). I’m like, ‘Well, that’s not a main character. You have to be able to have all these things.’”

Wonder Woman 1984’s release has been postponed until August due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Gal Gadot wanted Chris Pine back for Wonder Woman 1984

Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins were determined to bring Chris Pine back for Wonder Woman 1984.The Israeli actress made her debut as the iconic Amazonian superhero in the comic book adaptation back in 2017, alongside Pine, who played her love inte…

Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins were determined to bring Chris Pine back for Wonder Woman 1984.

The Israeli actress made her debut as the iconic Amazonian superhero in the comic book adaptation back in 2017, alongside Pine, who played her love interest and ally, Steve Trevor.

However, he was tragically killed off while sacrificing himself during the epic battle scene in the final throes of the movie, leaving Wonder Woman, also known as Diana Prince, bereft with grief.

When it was announced last year that Pine would be reprising his role as the former U.S. soldier for the sequel, fans were intrigued as to how he could have been brought back to life, and Gadot has now revealed that she and director Jenkins were determined to make sure he was back for the follow-up.

“Chris was an integral part of the movie, and of its success,” she told Empire magazine. “And because he and I and Patty really enjoyed working together, we all wanted to have him back. And Patty and (co-writer) Geoff Johns found the best way that serves the narrative to bring Steve back.”

While she refused to divulge how Trevor returns, she did hint that something “crazy” was going to happen in the sequel, and said that the superhero has matured since the first film.

“The first movie was a coming of age, it was Diana becoming Wonder Woman. She was very naive and she didn’t understand the complexities of life. A fish out of water. In this movie, that’s not the case whatsoever,” Gadot shared. “Diana has evolved. She’s much more mature and very wise. However, she’s very lonely. She lost all of her team members and she’s guarded. And then something crazy happens.”

Wonder Woman 1984 is set to be released on 14 August.

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Bob Odenkirk thriller postponed until 2021

Bob Odenkirk’s action thriller Nobody has been postponed until February 2021.The upcoming movie, directed by Ilya Naishuller and also starring Connie Nielsen and Christopher Lloyd, was due to hit cinemas on 14 August but has now been delayed until 26 F…

Bob Odenkirk’s action thriller Nobody has been postponed until February 2021.

The upcoming movie, directed by Ilya Naishuller and also starring Connie Nielsen and Christopher Lloyd, was due to hit cinemas on 14 August but has now been delayed until 26 February 2021.

The news comes shortly after it was announced earlier this month that Wonder Woman 1984, which sees Gal Gadot reprising her role as the Amazonian superhero, would not be released on the original date of 5 June, as cinema chains remain closed around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, bosses at Warner Bros. said the sequel, directed by Patty Jenkins, will be hitting the big screen on 14 August, forcing Universal bosses to reschedule Nobody to avoid a clash.

Odenkirk, who is best known for his role as lawyer Saul Goodman in the hit TV shows Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, plays a seemingly meek father and husband who goes on a violent rampage for justice after his home is targeted by two thieves.

Universal executives have also announced that an untitled project from M. Night Shyamalan has also been pulled indefinitely from cinemas, as it was due to be released on 26 February, a slot now taken by Odenkirk’s rescheduled thriller.

The film was in pre-production in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but work was halted after the Covid-19 outbreak forced states across the U.S. to go into lockdown to prevent any further spread of the virus.

More than 1.4 million people around the world have been infected, with over 83,000 deaths, since the outbreak began in December.

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Wonder Woman 1984 gets new release date due to coronavirus pandemic

The release of Wonder Woman 1984 has been postponed until August due to the coronavirus pandemic.The highly-anticipated sequel, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal, was due to hit cinemas on 5 Ju…

The release of Wonder Woman 1984 has been postponed until August due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The highly-anticipated sequel, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal, was due to hit cinemas on 5 June, but bosses at Warner Bros. announced on Tuesday that it would now be released on 14 August.

“When we greenlit Wonder Woman 1984, it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen and are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the film to theatres on Aug. 14,” the studio’s chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement. “We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”

Gadot, who reprises her role as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in the blockbuster, shared her relief that the movie’s release would be postponed.

“In these dark and scary times, I am looking forward to a brighter future ahead. Where we can share the power of cinema together again,” she wrote. “Excited to redate our WW84 film to August 14, 2020. I hope everyone is safe. Sending my love to you all.”

Jenkins, who also helmed Wonder Woman back in 2017, took to Twitter to share the news.

“We made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema. In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then,” she wrote.

James Wan’s horror Malignant, starring Annabelle Wallis, was originally scheduled to open on 14 August, but has been bumped to accommodate the rescheduled Wonder Woman 1984.

Warner Bros. has also indefinitely pulled Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical adaptation In the Heights, which was due out on 26 June, as well as the animated comedy Scoob!, based on the classic Scooby-Doo characters, which was set for 15 May.

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Wonder Woman 1984 producer insists movie will get theatrical run

Representatives for Wonder Woman 1984 have shot down a report suggesting the blockbuster will be released straight to video-on-demand due to the coronavirus crisis.Many cinemas around the world have been closed to help curb the spread of Covid-19, with…

Representatives for Wonder Woman 1984 have shot down a report suggesting the blockbuster will be released straight to video-on-demand due to the coronavirus crisis.

Many cinemas around the world have been closed to help curb the spread of Covid-19, with the release of numerous upcoming blockbusters being postponed until movie theatres re-open.

The Wonder Woman sequel, starring Gal Gadot as the superhero, is still set for release on 5 June, but a report published last week speculated it would skip the cinemas altogether and head straight for streaming or digital services.

This report was swiftly denied by studio Warner Bros., with president of domestic distribution, Jeff Goldstein, telling The Wrap, “We’re looking to release the movie theatrically, that’s our plan.”

Charles Roven, a producer on the film, also told the publication, “It’s ludicrous if you consider how big a movie this is… Everybody recognises that, as interesting as streaming might be, if you want a huge, global worldwide box office, you’ve got to release it in a movie theater.”

Representatives for Warner Bros. also confirmed to IndieWire that they remain committed to giving the DC Comics movie, directed by Patty Jenkins, a full theatrical run.

Many movies that were showing in cinemas at their time of closure, such as The Hunt, Emma, and The Invisible Man, have received early digital releases. On Friday, Disney bosses also announced that they were following suit by making their latest Disney/Pixar animation Onward available to buy digitally that day. It will be available on Disney+ on 3 April for U.S. customers.

“While we’re looking forward to audiences enjoying our films on the big screen again soon, given the current circumstances, we are pleased to release this fun, adventurous film to digital platforms early for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their homes,” said director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae.

In addition, Paramount executives have decided to release The Lovebirds, a comedy starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, on Netflix after postponing its original 3 April cinema release.

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Gal Gadot swears by ‘super simple diet’ to keep in shape

Gal Gadot swears by a “super simple” Mediterranean diet to help maintain her enviable figure.The Wonder Woman star has revealed the secrets to achieving her incredible body, sharing that while she does plenty of sweat-inducing workouts in the gym, her …

Gal Gadot swears by a “super simple” Mediterranean diet to help maintain her enviable figure.

The Wonder Woman star has revealed the secrets to achieving her incredible body, sharing that while she does plenty of sweat-inducing workouts in the gym, her top tip is to avoid any trendy diets.

“I think we tend to make everything much more challenging and difficult than what it should be,” she told U.S. InStyle magazine. “But for me it’s easy, I’m from Israel so I follow a Mediterranean diet – it’s super simple for anyone to do.

“I try to make a huge per cent of the plate veggies, then lean protein, and then a small amount of quality, good carbs. I eat a lot of fish and huge salads with olive oil and lemon.”

The Mediterranean diet involves eating plenty of vegetables, fruits, olive oil, beans, whole grains, and moderate amounts of fish, white meat and dairy products. And research has shown it may reduce the risk of developing conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

The 34-year-old, who underwent an intensive training regime to prepare for reprising her role as Diana Prince in the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984, confessed she needs to switch up her workouts to avoid getting bored.

And Gadot, who served in the Israeli military, swears by plenty of recovery time after her hardcore strengthening sessions.

“I see a lot of physiotherapists – of course, we foam roll – but I need someone to go in and dig deep into the muscles,” the Fast & Furious star shared, adding that she uses high-tech massage device Theragun to help soothe her body. “I drink a lot of water to release all the toxins – I find that super important. And, of course, sleep.”

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