How ‘Wonder Woman’ Paid Tribute To ‘Superman: The Movie’

Wonder Woman SupermanPatty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot as DC Comics’ iconic Amazon Princess finally hit theaters last week as we followed the origin story of Diana Prince. For those that may not have noticed it, the new film actually pays tribute to one of the most iconic DC films of all time, with Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie, starring the late Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel.

The first scene was during Diana’s visit to the department store in London as she was getting help by Etta Candy (Lucy Davis) to blend in. As Diana tries to exit the store, while wielding the Godkiller and her shield, she gets stuck a little bit as she isn’t used to revolving doors. This is reminiscent to the scene with Reeve’s Clark Kent and Margot Kidder’s Lois Lane at the Daily Planet as Clark struggled to get out as well.

The second scene in Wonder Woman is directly after the events in the department store as Diana and Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) get attacked by German soldiers. One of them almost shoots Steve, but Diana gets in the way and deflects it with her gauntlet. This moment was the bigger tribute to Superman: The Movie when Clark saved Lois from getting shot by catching the bullet.

“Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.”

Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief. The screenplay was written by Jenkins, Allan Heinberg and DC Films’ co-head Geoff Johns, with story by Heinberg and Justice League director Zack Snyder.

Wonder Woman is now playing in theaters.

Source: The Wrap

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.