It is always a tall order to become the princess of the Amazonian warriors but one that Gal Gadot will be undertaking with new diligence for the upcoming sequel, Wonder Woman 2.
The actress will be trained by none other than Magnus Lygdback, who shaped up Alicia Vikander last year for her titular role as Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider. There is no word on what kind of training Gadot will have to undergo but the work-out should begin pretty soon because production is scheduled to commence this summer.
While speaking with USA Today in a recent interview, Lygdback called the routine she prepared for Vikander as incredibly tough and intense. The actress had to train in mixed martial arts (MMA) and eat five times a day to keep her energy levels up, with a a day of resting that was occasionally granted. The results were immensely successful as Vikander put on 12 pounds of muscle mass and developed an eight-pack for the role.
It was reported last week that Wonder Woman 2 will return to the familiar Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, England. This is the same set where the first movie was filmed.
The setting for the plot is still unclear but it is believed that the sequel will take place in the midsts of the Cold War during the 80s. If that comes to be true, the Soviet Union will likely be the chief antagonists in the storyline. We will then be seeing the princess putting down whatever threat the socialist state hopes will grant them victory.
Wonder Woman 2 will be the first movie to adopt new policies outlined by the Producers Guild of America to combat sexual harassment on and off the set. The voluntary organization hopes that the steps taken will help safeguard potential victims and for witnesses to report any incidents.
Wonder Woman 2 is still slated for a release in theaters on November 1, 2019. Tomb Raider is scheduled to premiere much earlier on March 16, 2018.