Since “Woman Woman 1984” is still over a year away (Diana Prince herself revealed last year that the film will be released June 5, 2020), we’re obviously eating up any bait we receive. While photos from the set surfaced last June, showing Steve Trevor, surprisingly, alive and well, all’s been fairly quiet since then.
But, lo and behold, director Patty Jenkins slipped us a discreet little gift for Gal Gadot’s 34th birthday yesterday: a new Diana shot.
Though most of the set is covered by a light-smeared filter, we can make out a few details of Diana’s ~lewk~. Besides her glamorous blowout, enviable bold lip and signature golden cuff (one of the Bracelets of Submission, according to the comics), Diana is dressed in a pristine white tunic.
Beyond the excitement of having another film still to enjoy, fans are wondering if Diana’s outfit is more telling than Jenkins is letting on here. The only other visual of Wonder Woman in the sequel we've been privy to so far found Diana standing in front of a wall of screens in shadow, her face only visible from the reflection the screens allow -- it didn’t give much of anything away. The white outfit, though, could mean something important.
As The Hollywood Reporter fleshed out, Diana wears all white in the comics from the ‘60s when she temporarily loses her Wonder Woman powers. In the comic books, Diana left her superhero status behind and took up martial arts for a time, sporting a white mod look (the arc is more detailed in the four-volume series, “Diana Prince: Wonder Woman”). Does the tunic Gadot is wearing in this snap predict a tough go for our Diana?
It’s not an unlikely scenario, since we do know that Kristen Wiig will be playing Barbara Minerva, aka Cheetah, who’s supposed to know a thing or two about the Amazons. Maybe Diana’s run-in with Cheetah ends badly? Considering Chris Pine will indeed return, I say anything goes.
Good news, though: The film comes out before Labor Day, so Diana’s well within her white pants rights.
"Wonder Woman: 1984" is now streaming on HBO Max.