It appears that Warner Brothers will sadly not be at Comic-Con in San Diego this year. That means no panels for Birds of Prey, Joker, and most crushingly, no Wonder Woman 1984. But given that we won’t see a panel for this much anticipated film, director Patty Jenkins has decided to give fans a little bit of a surprise to tide us over. On her Twitter, she release a new image of Gal Gadot in new gold plated Wonder Woman armor, and it totally rocks.
By now you’ve heard: WB isn’t going to Hall H this year. 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… pic.twitter.com/QllFzhYRA6
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 5, 2019
So what is this new image referencing, you may ask? Well, Wonder Woman has worn all-gold armor rather famously in the past. In one of her seminal comic book appearances, the series Kingdom Come, Diana wore a golden armor that represented the eagle of her chest emblem. Although that story was out of continuity, celebrated creator Phil Jimenez later incorporated it into the proper DCU during his Wonder Woman run in the early 2000s. Gail Simone also used it in her run. Although it wasn’t used a ton, its few appearances have been pretty iconic, so its an amazing Easter egg for comics fans.
Of course, the image could also be a reference to another piece of classic sci-fi iconography. Jill Pantozzi of io9 noticed the startling similarities to the poster for the Fritz Lang’s Metropolis from 1927, and once you see the two images back to back, it’s hard not to wonder how that seminal film might influence this one.
— Jill Pantozzi (@JillPantozzi) June 5, 2019
Metropolis was all about a bleak future, and the subtitle of this film is “1984.” Could we see Diana fight to stop sinister government forces trying enslave humanity? And could this all tie in to her Greek mythological roots somehow? All we know is we can hardly wait for Wonder Woman 1984 to hit theaters next year.
Images: Warner Brothers / DC Comics