Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) A new battle, a new armour, new villains, edgier action and a reunion with her long-last love -- Gal Gadot has teased the beginning of a "new era of wonder" in the trailer of the much-awaited "Wonder Woman 1984".
Gadot is reprising her role as Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman, in the sequel of the megahit 2017 DC film. The trailer, which was releasaed on Sunday, garnered over five million views in less than 24 hours on the official YouTube site of Warner Bros.
Big hair, iconic musicians, action with several intense as well as witty moments dominated the trailer.
In the trailer of Patty Jenkins' project, Wonder Woman is seen wearing a shinier version of her armour and flaunts her fighting skills with her golden Lasso of Truth.
The trailer teases some stunning action sequences, as in one she pops a bullet out of a gun and uses one of her Bracelets of Submission to send it flying, and in another she crushed weapons with her bare hands.
"Nothing good is born from lies and greatness is not what you think," Gadot is seen saying in the trailer, which is set to the music of "Blue Monday".
In addition to Gadot, other returning stars include Chris Pine as Steve Trevor (Wonder Woman's love interest), Robin Wright as Antiope and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta. The new addition include Pedrol Pascal as Max Lord and Kristen Wiig as fellow villain the Cheetah, aka Barbara Miverva.
The statement -- A new era of wonder begins -- is being used as a tagline for the film.
Not much has been revealed by Warner Bros in terms of the plot.
The trailer ends with Gadot stepping out in her new golden armour. The film is slated to open on June 5, 2020.
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Headline inflation is expected to remain at elevated level in Q2FY21, but is likely to ease during the second half of the current fiscal aided by a favourable base effect, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Thursday.
The Governor said the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was of the view that supply chain disruptions on account of the COVID-19 pandemic persists, with implications for both food and non-food prices.
"A more favourable food inflation outlook may emerge as the bumper rabi harvest eases prices of cereals, especially if open market sales and public distribution offtake are expanded on the back of significantly higher procurement. Nonetheless, upside risks to food prices remain," Das said while delivering the decision of the MPC on monetary policy.
"The abatement of price pressure in key vegetables is delayed and remains contingent upon normalisation of supplies. Protein-based food items could also emerge as a pressure point."
Consequent to the high retail inflation, the MPC decided to retain the RBI's key short-term lending rates, but maintained its growth oriented accomodative stance.
Accordingly, the repo rate, or short-term lending rate for commercial banks, was retained at 4 per cent.
Like wise, the reverse repo rate stands unchanged at 3.35 per cent.
The MPC voted to maintain accommodative stance, thus opening up possibilities for more future rate cuts.
It was expected that the MPC might hold rates as recent data showed that retail inflation has been at an elevated level during June.
The retail or consumer price index (CPI) stood at 6.09 per cent in June.
The urban CPI stood at 5.91 per cent and rural at 6.20 per cent.
As per the data, retail inflation level has reached the upper limit of the medium-term CPI inflation target of 4 per cent.
The target is set within a band of +/- 2 per cent.
Besides, Das in his address pointed out that higher domestic taxes on petroleum products have resulted in elevated domestic pump prices and will impart broad-based cost push pressures going forward.
"Taking into consideration all these factors, the MPC expects headline inflation to remain elevated in Q2:2020-21, but likely to ease in H2:2020-21, aided by favourable base effects," Das said.
"Given the uncertainty surrounding the inflation outlook and extremely weak state of the economy in the midst of an unprecedented shock from the ongoing pandemic, the MPC decided to keep the policy rate on hold, while remaining watchful for a durable reduction in inflation to use available space to support the revival of the economy."