Fans React to the First ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Poster
Two years ago, DC released the first female-led superhero film of the new generation: Wonder Woman. Beating competitor Marvel to the punch, the flick, lead by Gal Gadot, was an international sensation, breaking multiple records. Now there’s a sequel in the works, and we finally have the first poster art. Here’s what fans are saying about the new image.
The news came from director Patty Jenkins
Jenkins, who helmed the first film, is back in the driver’s seat. She has made a few tiny announcements along the way, including that of Kristen Wiig’s villain, Cheetah, and other casting news. We know that the film has wrapped, but not too much else.
Now, Jenkins has shared another tidbit with the fans. She posted the image on her social media accounts, saying that, in a deviation from the past, there won’t be a presentation for the film at San Diego Comic Con. Jenkins also added that the “official” campaign wouldn’t really kick off until December. But, to mark exactly one year until the release date in 2020, she shared the poster.
Fans are all about that color scheme
The release of the poster (and, subsequently, the film itself) coincides with Pride Month. So naturally, the rainbow aesthetic is very fitting. We think Diana would approve.
Clearly, Diana’s color scheme has changed a lot. Her first appearance in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was almost monochrome. But her look became much brighter in Wonder Woman and now, it’s like staring into the sun. No one shines brighter than this woman.
Though she does have competition. DC has been working with a lighter, flashier color palette these days, as seen in 2018’s Aquaman and this year’s Shazam.
Her new armor
Yes, the rainbow is nice, but there’s no ignoring the armor. Comic fans may recognize this as her Golden Eagle armor, which is a step up from her previous. Not only does it make her essentially bulletproof, but she can also fly in this gear. Talk about upping the ante.
Few words are needed
Most fans didn’t have a lot to say other than “wow.” The visual is breathtaking and Diana’s stance is more powerful than ever. And in addition to the neon colors, we get another little taste of the decade: Her hairstyle is definitely in line with the big ‘80s curls that were popular at the time.
When can we expect the first Wonder Woman 1984 trailer?
Now that we have a teaser, we demand more! Unfortunately, it looks like we’re going to have to wait a while. As Jenkins said, the official campaign won’t start for about six months. While we could get another poster or image in the interim, don’t hold your breath for a teaser until the end of 2019.