Warner Bros. announced where it will drop the hotly anticipated trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. At the same time, they revealed Pedro Pascal is, in fact, playing DC big bad Maxwell Lord.
A press release was sent out saying the trailer will close Brazil’s Comic Con Experience, or CCXP, in Sao Paulo this December. The festivities will be live-streamed to the rest of the world via Twitter. A Q&A panel featuring star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins will follow.
As it is put in the press release’s literally bold opening statement:
“Gal Gadot & Director Patty Jenkins Set to Give CCXP Brazil Attendees an Unforgettable Finale With a Special Showcase for Wonder Woman 1984 That Will Close the Con With a Bang and Kick Off the Countdown to the Film’s 2020 Release
In partnership with Twitter, the DC Super Hero’s Show-Stopping Presentation will be live-streamed so fans everywhere can be part of the action from São Paulo, bringing CCXP to the world—and the world to CCXP”
Here is the rest of the statement:
“BURBANK, Calif.–In honor of Wonder Woman Day, Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Wonder Woman 1984 will close the show at this year’s Comic Con Experience, better known as CCXP, in São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday, 8 December. The Thunder Hall presentation will feature several firsts, including the film’s star, Gal Gadot, and director, Patty Jenkins, on hand to introduce the first-ever trailer for their upcoming film, due in theaters next June. And for the first time in the history of CCXP, the show will be live-streamed on Twitter, connecting the talent and the 3500 fans inside the venue to Wonder Woman fans around the world in real-time. What’s more, those in the room will be able to see tweets from around the world as they cascade live down a giant screen on the stage. The panel will also feature a Q&A and other big surprises as well.
And info on how to watch live:
“To follow the event live: @WonderWomanFilm will host the live-stream, with Twitter handles from across the globe sharing as well. Fans will have the opportunity to sign up for Wonder Woman updates via @TwitterMovies as well.”
Jenkins confirmed the trailer news on Twitter Monday, writing, “So excited to bring Wonder Woman 1984 to the fans in Brazil! And the world!! Tune in, and see you soon CCXP!” She also shared a promotional image for the event.
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) October 21, 2019
Gadot posted her own tease, with the same accompanying image, on Instagram. “Oi Brasil! #WW84 is coming to Brazil #CCXP in December and I’m so excited to see you all! #DayOfWonder,” reads the caption.
Lord to the Max
Talking about the film’s story and cast, Warner Bros. divulged a key piece of intel – who Pedro Pascal plays. If you’ve followed our spoiler coverage, you already know he is Maxwell Lord. The studio officially confirmed this, referring to him simply as Max Lord.
In part, the press release had this to say about the film:
“Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big-screen adventure finds her facing all-new foes. Director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot in the title role, alongside Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta. Jenkins directs from a screenplay she wrote with Geoff Johns and Dave Callaham, story by Jenkins and Johns.”
Typically linked to the Justice League, Lord is a metahuman with the power of mind control. In WW1984, it’s speculated he is a Senator and a Russian spy possessing an ability to grant wishes, which may be what brings back Steve Trevor, and what turns Barbara Minerva into Cheetah.
Lord appeared in live action once before as a foe on Supergirl where he was portrayed by Peter Facinelli.
Wonder Woman 1984 will be in theaters next June. The film is finished and was meant to come out in November until WB and Jenkins agreed to postpone the release. She stated publicly she wishes they could reverse that decision because she is proud of her work but the summer date is final.
Plot details are a secret but we know it takes place during the 80s and the Cold War. Origins and character traits are expected to be different. It’s suspected Max Lord is the main villain and Barbara Minerva is an obsessed fan of Diana who wants to be a hero. In addition to the power of Lord, a magic totem plays a part in her transformation.
CCXP goes down Dec. 8th in Sao Paulo.