Though they’re only a few weeks into production, the team behind Wonder Woman 1984 took the stage at SDCC to discuss the project and reveal a little early footage to fans.

The panel was made up of director Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, the latter of which opened proceedings by telling the crowd that he couldn’t divulge how or why he’s back in the sequel, following his demise in the first film.

Jenkins quickly backed him up, explaining “It’s something I’m super excited for everybody to see, [Chris] is a very important part of our movie.”

The director also had a good explanation for why this film takes place almost 70 years after the first:

“One of my favorite things about making the original was that it took place during World War I in 1917, an era full of metaphors like modernity and the mechanized world. I grew up in the ’80s, and this has its own look and feel. The reason I am excited is it showed mankind at its best and worst. It was grand and wonderful, there was great music and there were elegant and beautiful things. But other things about the decade revealed the worst of us. To have Wonder Woman in that period of time that was us at our most extreme, is wonderful.”

The sneak peek wasn’t too much to get excited about, simply showing Wonder Woman flying into a mall, rescuing a child and disarming some gun-wielding foes, and was described by Deadline as “purely ’80s, the heyday of the brick-and-mortar shopping malls that seem to be going the way of the drive-in movie.”

Wonder Woman 1984 is set for release on November 1st, 2019.

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