Wonder Woman Wednesday: Gal Gadot as ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Gal Gadot in "Wonder Woman 1984" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Five years ago, we were with Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman when they made their introductions into the DC Extended Universe in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice: completing the DC Trinity in the climactic fight with Doomsday.

A year later, director Patty Jenkins brought Wonder Woman front and center on the big screen with Gal as Diana, who was born and raised on Theymscira, home of the Amazonians.  When American spy and pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) was shot down by the Germans and rescued by Diana, she decides to join him to the world of man and fight alongside him to end the war to all wars.  From there, it is where she discovers her destiny as the greatest female superhero of all time: Wonder Woman.

Released on June 2, 2017, Wonder Woman lassoed a domestic opening of $100 million dollars at the box office: a record for a female director at the time.  The film went on to earn over $822 million dollars worldwide: becoming the highest-grossing superhero origin film of all time.  Wonder Woman still remains the bright light in the DCEU: the complete opposite to 2013’s Man of Steel and 2016’s Batman v. Superman.

The sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, was released in theatres and on HBO Max last Christmas. Of course, the film was set in 1984, where Madonna and Cyndi Lauper were making a name for themselves in the music scene.  Helen Slater took flight into theaters as Supergirl.  Lynda Carter – aka TV’s Wonder Woman – became Partners in Crime with Loni Anderson on the short-lived NBC series about two women who joins forces as partners of their late husband’s detective agency.  

Wonder Woman 1984 finds Diana/Wonder Woman in the decade of excess and success, where she must overcome greed in the name of all that is good against industrialist Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and Cheetah (Kristen Wiig), who is as every bit as strong and powerful as Wonder Woman.   
After 80 years, Wonder Woman still achieves greatness.  People like Steve Trevor can save tomorrow, but she can save the world.

“It’s not about deserve.  It’s about what I believe in.  And I believe in love”

“Only love can save the world”

Video by “Good Morning America” / ABC-TV

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