Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ latest movie venture is Wonder Woman, and it is already getting rave reviews, but there is much more to see than people think. As always, there are Easter eggs and other hidden little secrets spread through the film that can sometimes take a second or third viewing to notice. It’s time to check out just what you may have missed when watching Wonder Woman and what you can expect to see at the very end.
Be aware that from this point forward, there could be possible spoilers for Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ latest movie release of Wonder Woman. If you don’t want to know what happens or haven’t seen the movie yet, then stop reading now.
As of Friday afternoon, Wonder Woman has a 93 percent approval rating from critics and a 93 percent approval rating from the fans as well on Rotten Tomatoes. According to Box Office Mojo, it started things off in a big way with $11 million for Thursday night preview screenings.
The overall weekend box-office numbers could be huge with those seeing it for the first time or going back for a repeat viewing to catch the Easter eggs and other hidden things in the film.
Mashable caught a very cute Easter egg, which takes place about halfway through Wonder Woman and involves Diana and Steve Trevor. As they stop to buy an ice cream, Diana shows her clear and obvious love for the food, which is something that has existed for a long time in the comic books and even animated films, including Justice League: War.
Justice League license plate
As the movie ultimately ends up leading to the live-action Justice League, a nod to Wonder Woman’s future teammates was caught by Movie Pilot. After Diana enters the Louvre museum in Paris, a van from Wayne Enterprises pulls up to drop off a briefcase and the vehicle’s license plate reads, “JL 828 VZM.”
In that briefcase is the World War I photo of Diana and her team, which Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck) saw in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There is also a note from Bruce to confirm to her that they are indeed partners in this battle of good vs. evil.
Wonder Woman can indeed fly
There were small moments in Batman v Superman that showed just how much strength and super ability Diana possesses. Still, she never quite took off from the ground to go into full flight, but this film does show that she can move through the air with the likes of Superman.
The God Killer
Many DC Comics fans will know this is a sword of great power and that it has an extender origin which goes back generations. As pointed out by ComicBook.com, the sword has Ancient Greek mythology ties, and it was given to the Amazons on Themyscira from none other than Zeus himself.
Rosie the Riveter
Some fans may not catch it or even know what it means, but the tribute Easter egg to Rosie the Riveter is certainly there.
— #RESIST Lupe (@theLupeXperienc) April 30, 2017
When you’re with a superhero, let them lead the way
While this is a scene that was included in one of the first Wonder Woman trailers, more are starting to make the connection now that the film has been released.
— ComicBook Debate (@ComicBookDebate) November 3, 2016
Yes, that is Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent/Superman making the bullet save in the 1978 Superman film, which gets a tribute in 2017.
Lynda Carter is name-dropped
Ok, it doesn’t actually happen in the film itself, but Warner Bros. and DC Comics do thank Lynda Carter (TV’s Wonder Woman) in the credits. Many fans were hoping she would appear in the movie, but it simply wasn’t meant to be.
Miscellaneous Easter Eggs – The following are things and characters to look for in Wonder Woman that have a long history with the DC Comics superhero.
- Fausta Grables
- Sameer (Said Tahmaoui) is a member of the Blackhawks from DC Comics.
- Wonder Woman unleashes her lightning attack
These days, you really can’t help but sit in the theater until the last of the credits has rolled because you never know what may happen. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had numerous mid- and post-credits scenes for fans to enjoy, but that isn’t the case here.
As confirmed by Cleveland.com, there is no reason to stick around until the last of the credits roll for Wonder Woman. There is no post-credits scene and nothing even in the middle of them, which appears to be the way that movies in the DCEU are going to roll.
Wonder Woman is bringing in a pretty good reception after its opening as both fans and critics appear to be thrilled with the film. That is exactly what Warner Bros. and DC Comics needed after the poorly received Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. This could give a lot of fans hope for Justice League and other future films. Wonder Woman may draw in more box office cash by repeat viewers looking for the Easter eggs but not for a post-credits scene.
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