With the rise of Wall Street, we know that the ’80s were full of “excess,” and that appears to be a focus of what Princess Diana will face in ‘Wonder Woman 1984.’ This means we’ll see the hero not only deal with villains like Maxwell Lord and Cheetah but also society itself will somehow be at odds with her. You’ll have to wonder if this will directly be an issue she has to face or if this is how humanity is acting which will cause her to hesitate in helping save the world.
Here is what director Patty Jenkins shared with The Wrap at CCXP:
“The easiest way for me to sum it up without giving away too much is this movie is about colliding Wonder Woman with the evil of our times, which is the excess and opulence that we have found ourselves in a position of indulging. We’re running Wonder Woman right into mankind at their best and their worst and the villains that are born from that. And it’s talking about now as much as it is the ’80s and it’s using ’80s as a great metaphor to do it because the ’80s really wore us at our most extreme before we understood any cost. And so that’s what came to me, I was like, ‘What does Wonder Woman, if Wonder Woman is half God and is wise and kind and loving and generous in this way, what would she say about our morals right now? How would she encounter that?’ Except she has a very interesting different journey in this movie than you wouldn’t expect as well.”
There are a lot of ways we can see the ’80s conflict with who Wonder Woman is as a person and a hero. I’m wondering how this will play out on screen. Would she be disappointed with humanity and would it cause an even more significant problem for our hero?
What do you feel Wonder Woman will think about humanity’s morals in the ’80s or present day? Do you believe that this plan will serve as biting social commentary for the times we live in? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Head back to the ’80s as Wonder Woman’s next big-screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah. You can check out ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ at your local theater on June 5th, 2020.