Wonder Woman 1984 UK release date, age rating, story synopsis and runtime

Wonder Woman 1984 UK release

It’s hard not to be ridiculously excited about the prospect of the Wonder Woman 1984 UK release date (details below), which looks set to kick off summer 2020 with a lot of style. It picks up with Diana in the coolest decade of the century and continues her back story following on from her introduction in the first film, which was set during World War I, without the trappings of needing to follow on from Justice League.

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DC Movies has had its work cut out for it crafting an Extended Cinematic Universe in the wake of Marvel’s blazing big screen trail, but it’s starting to pull something together. It may begin to fragment over time, but with the success of Wonder Woman and Aquaman, plus the impressive impact of DC Black opener Joker, it’s definitely got something going on at the moment.

It’ll be the 9th film in the DCEU and with Patty Jenkins back in the director’s chair with a screenplay she co-wrote with Jeff Johns and David Callaghan, it’s got sure fire hit written all over it. You can check out the full story synopsis below, but the general gist is that Diana will face off against a Soviet threat towards the end of the Cold War era conflict between Russia and America.

The release of Wonder Woman 1984 will mark Gal Gadot’s 4th entry into the DCEU following on from her debut in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice and it’s sequel Justice League. Chris Pine is also back in the cast, despite his apparent death in the last film, and they’ll be joined by Kristen Wiig as Cheetah and Connie Nielsen as Hyppolyta, Diana’s mother and queen of the Amazonians.

Wonder Woman 1984 release date UK

The Wonder Woman 1984 UK release date has been confirmed for Friday the 5th June 2020, so it’ll be the first big blockbuster of the summer next year. It’s scheduled to come out on the same day in the USA and Canada, so hopefully it’ll avoid the prospect of spoilers.

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There’s nothing else scheduled for release on the same weekend as of yet, but it’ll have Artemis Foul out the week before and the Candyman remake the week after, but it should still dominate the box office #1 spot. It could well be the biggest grossing movie of the summer with Top Gun 2 as its biggest contender at the moment.

You can see more on the film on the DC blog at https://www.dccomics.com/blog/2019/06/05/patty-jenkins-shares-new-wonder-woman-1984-poster.

Age rating and parents guide

We won’t know the official Wonder Woman 1984 age rating for the UK from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) until a little closer to the release, but there’s a lot to go on already. The previous film had a certification of 12 with parents guide notes of moderate violence to look out for and it was a similar story for Justice League, so you can expect the sequel to get a similar age rating. We’ll add in more details as they’re confirmed.

Runtime

As with the age rating, the runtime for the film hasn’t been confirmed with the release still a long way off, but the 2017 opener was 2 hours, 20 minutes long, 20 minutes longer than Justice League. There’s less need for 1984 to establish Diana’s back story, so it should be a slightly shorter film, but then Aquaman was 2hrs, 20, so it could well be another long one. Anywhere between the two is a good estimate though, so expect the runtime to be upwards of 2 hours long.

Story synopsis

Wonder Woman 1984 takes place 66 years after the first film, during the final throws of the Cold War. As the USA and Russia posture and counter posture, a new enemy appears to give Diana a run for her money. The supervillainess is Cheetah / Barbara Ann Minerva, who uses her super speed, strength and ridiculously sharp teeth and claws to bring the fight to WW. In more recent comics, her bite is strong enough to pierce Superman’s skin, and she has dominion over other cats, big and small, so it’s going to be interesting to see how far the film takes her abilities.

You can follow director and writer Patty Jenkins on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PattyJenks to see more on the film in the build up to the release.