This summer, Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Wonder Woman in the classic DC heroine’s first live-action solo feature film. However, long before Gadot made her debut as the character in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the role was played by Lynda Carter in the 1970s Wonder Woman television series. With the series holding a special place in the hearts of many fans, some are curious to see if the upcoming film will pay tribute to the classic TV show. In an interview with Sci-Fi Now, director Patty Jenkins discussed how the original TV show influenced the film.
Jenkins explained how the film will pay homage to the spirit of the original television series.
“I feel like we’re homaging it in a big, spiritual way. It’s partly what inspired me and started my love affair with Wonder Woman. And so, more than anything, I think we’re homaging the spirit of that Wonder Woman. That spirit was very true to the original spirit, and I think her optimism and positivity and warmth came from that show in a clear way.”
When asked if Wonder Woman would feature any Easter eggs or references to the 70s TV show, Jenkins confirmed that the film will include some hard-to-spot nods to the series.
“There are little moments in the film where we got to do really subtle homages. I’ll be curious to see if people get them because they are very subtle!”
With a segment of fans who complain that the DCEU films lack positivity and another who admire the serious tone of the previous releases, news that Wonder Woman will pay homage to the fun and campy TV show will likely be received with mixed reactions. What do you think? Share your thoughts below!
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui.
Wonder Woman will be released in theaters on June 2, 2017.