Gal Gadot will be without her trusty sword and shield in the highly-anticipated Wonder Woman sequel
Fans of all ages were blown away last week when the trailer for Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 founds its way online. The hotly anticipated sequel is more than enough to get us excited for the next summer’s blockbuster season which already boasts juggernauts like Ghostbusters Afterlife.
However, those eagle-eyed fans amongst us would have spotted something missing from Gal Gadot’s traditional Wonder Woman garb.
The Themyscira Sword and Shield.
Fans of the “Snyder-Verse” will know all too well that Diana has been using the weapons to slice and dice her way through enemy combatants in every one of her previous big-screen outings, but Patty Jenkins has officially dropped them from proceedings in Wonder Woman 1984. When asked about their omission Jenkins had this to say:
“Wonder Woman does not carry a weapon. We had an intention to let go of the sword because there’s something very aggressive with a sword. If you have a sword, it means you need to use it. So we wanted to give that up. And we didn’t feel that the shield was necessary either. She’s a goddess, she can fight, she’s super strong, and she has the skills. So no, she has the gauntlets. She has the lasso. She has her tiara and that’s about it”.
Now, I know some fans are going to be super upset about this sudden removal, but Wonder Woman has been doing a bang-up job of defending herself without these weapons for decades. In fact, the sword and shield only made their debut some ten years ago. Wonder Woman 1984 appears to be adopting a more traditional approach more in line with the original source material for her second solo outing and with the trailer revealing images of Diana using her lasso to swing on lightning, I doubt we’ll miss the sword and the shield.
Could this lead to a more passive, fight as a last resort Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 1984? We’ll soon see.
Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot, Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig, and Chris Pine swings into cinemas on June 5th, 2020.
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