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Gal Gadot Gets Surprising Makeover in New Wonder Woman 1984 Poster. Cue the Wonder Woman theme song! On Wednesday, director Patty Jenkins unveiled Gal Gadot's new superhero armor, and it's unlike anything we've ever seen her wear on the big and small screen. Gilded in gold, the beloved Amazon looks statuesque in the new Wonder Woman 1984 poster. In fact, many are pointing out that her suit is reminiscent of Diana Prince's iconic Gold Armor (also referred to as the Golden Eagle Armor) from the comic books. Even more exciting? The 47-year-old director revealed the highly anticipated sequel will hit theaters on June 5, 2020. "One... year... from... TODAY...," she wrote on social media. Despite the fact that Warner Bros. opted out of bringing Hall H presentations to Comic-Con this year, fans of the superhero franchise were delighted to see Wonder Woman's outfit makeover for the sequel. "By now you've heard: WB isn't going to Hall H this year," Jenkins shared on Twitter, alongside a photo unveiling the Amazon's striking armor. She continued, "We're so sad to miss you there! And waiting until Dec. to start our official #WW84 campaign in full But the truth is . . . we can just . . . barely . . . wait . . ." Additionally, the 34-year-old actress took to social media to share her excitement over the new poster. "I cannot wait to share #WW84 with you all!! Until then we thought you might want to see this." For those already marking their calendars, you might recall that Chris Pine is set to reprise his role as the iconic Steve Trevor. However, not much is known about his character or how he mysteriously fits into the sequel. Moreover, Kristen Wiig will play Wonder Woman's most famous villains, Cheetah. Pedro Pascal is also attached to the project, but his role is unknown. Come June of next year, we'll have our popcorn and WW outfits ready! (Eonline)

Brigette Lundy-Paine, Samara Weaving join 3rd 'Bill & Ted' movie. Brigette Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving have been cast in "Bill & Ted Face the Music," the third installment in the franchise that returns Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter to their iconic roles. The film, from Orion Pictures, has set an August 21, 2020 release date via United Artists Releasing. Lundy-Paine will play Billie Logan, the daughter to Reeves' Ted "Theodore" Logan, while Weaving is Thea Preston, daughter of Winter's Bill S. Preston. They join their dads, now middle-aged best friends, as they set out on a new adventure, when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it and bring harmony to the universe. William Sadler also stars. Dean Parisot directs the pic from a screenplay by returning franchise writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Scott Kroopf is producing alongside Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce on behalf of Hammerstone Studios. Steven Soderbergh is executive producing with John Ryan Jr., Scott Fischer and John Santilli. Lundy-Paine, who stars on the Netflix series "Atypical" opposite Keir Gilchrist, recently wrapped Jay Roach's Roger Ailes movie "Fair and Balanced" and appeared in "The Glass Castle" starring Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts. Weaving was most recently seen in Amazon's "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and Fox Searchlight's "Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri." She earlier wrapped "Guns Akimbo" starring opposite Daniel Radcliffe and is up next in the August Searchlight release "Ready or Not." Lundy-Paine is repped by Gersh and Weaving by WME and Untitled Entertainment. (PageSix)

'Third Man,' 'Brighton Rock' Heading to U.S. Via New BFI Streaming Service. BFI Player Classics, which launches with a collection of around 140 British films, is available on the Roku Channel. Classic and cult British films including Brighton Rock, The Third Man, The Wicker Man and The Man Who Fell to Earth are heading to the U.S. on a new streaming service from the British Film Institute. BFI Player Classics the first SVOD service to launch internationally by the BFI is now available on the Roku Channel. Distinct from BFI Player's U.K. offering, BFI Player Classics launches with a collection of approximately 140 British or U.K. co-produced films, picked by BFI experts. Among the prestige filmmakers showcased are Alfred Hitchcock, John Schlesinger, Ken Russell, Lindsay Anderson, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Nicolas Roeg, Ridley Scott, Sally Potter and Terence Davies. "We're very excited to bring BFI Player Classics to audiences in the U.S.," said Edward Humphrey, the BFI's director of digital. "The BFI brand is already well-known to discerning American film lovers through our home entertainment releases, Sight & Sound magazine and web publishing. With the launch of BFI Player Classics, those brand values of expert curation, high-quality programming and rich contextualization can now be enjoyed through a distinctively British streaming service." New customers will have access to a seven-day free trial of BFI Player Classic, after which it will automatically turn into a paid subscription for $5.99 per month. After the launch phase, the BFI will look to work with more U.S. platforms in the future. (Hollywood Reporter)

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