With the release of the amazing new Wonder Women 1984 poster, anticipation for the long-awaited sequel is beginning to build. The movie is still a year away but fans are eager to see what Diana Prince's next adventure will be and what it will mean for her future in the DCEU.
While the DCEU is starting to see a lot more success, Wonder Woman is still the series' most interesting characters. Introduced in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, she stole the show and then went on to have her own spectacular solo movie in 2017. Apart from being a compelling and complex female character in a genre with too few female heroes, Wonder Woman has proven to be a figure of inspiration for her selflessness and virtue. Here are the most inspiring Wonder Woman quotes from the DCEU.
10 Telling Time
You let this little thing tell you what to do?
Wonder Woman, while being a powerful adventure film, also has a lot of humor, unlike some previous DCEU films. A lot of that humor comes from Steve Trevor introducing Diana to the human world for the first time. When Steve is recuperating on Themyscira, she takes a special interest in Steve's watch and how it seems to dictate his whole life.
Not only is it a funny scene, it says a lot about Diana's character. She finds it absolutely ridiculous anyone would be told what to do by anyone else, let alone a little watch. She is independent and doesn't understand why others aren't as well.
9 True Believer
Terrorist: I don't believe it. What are you?
Wonder Woman: A believer.
By the time Justice League came around, Wonder Woman was by far the star of the DCEU. Her film was a huge hit financially and critically and she threatened to overshadow the rest of the team. Everyone ended up getting time to shine, but Diana did have some of the most memorable moments, such as her opening rescue scene.
As a group of terrorists attempt to kill a group of hostages, Diana arrives and saves everyone, much to the astonishment of the terrorists. Diana is there to prove that, even though there is bad in the world, there are also those miracles that can save the day.
8 The Right Person For The Job
I am the man who can.
What is great about the character of Wonder Woman in the DCEU is that she is confident without being obnoxious. She knows she is powerful and she knows those powers can be used to save many lives, so she is not willing to pretend she's not the hero that she clearly is.
When she heads off to war with Steve Trevor, he insists they need to find "the right men for the job". She immediately pushes aside any notion that this is a man's job and reminds him that no one is better suited for the mission than her.
7 One Of A Kind
Oh, I don't think you've ever known a woman like me.
Batman V Superman marked Wonder Woman's long-awaited big screen debut. After all these years, there was a lot of pressure on Zack Snyder, Warner Bros, and Gal Gadot for getting this right. The movie itself divided people, but Gadot's Wonder Woman was singled out as a highlight.
As Diana and Bruce Wayne finally come face-to-face, Bruce tries to downplay how impressive she is by insisting he's tangled with some formidable woman in his time. Of course, Diana knows no one can compare to her.
6 Hard Truths
What one does when faced with the truth is more difficult than you’d think.
One of the most interesting aspects of Wonder Woman was how it was largely a story of Diana being exposed to the horrors and brutality of the real world. She first sees humans as vulnerable creatures who the evil gods use as playthings. She soon learns that humans are capable of great evil all on their own, a truth which horrifies Diana.
With the truth exposed, Diana is then faced with how to be a hero to people who are capable of such things. It is a more complex idea than we often see in superhero films and Wonder Woman is a brilliant character to explore these questions with.
5 Saving The World
Now I know, that only love can truly save the world. So I stay, I fight, and I give, for the world I know can be.
The idea that power can overcome anything is a pretty corny notion, but it's hard to deny that there is truth to it in the end. After Diana has her faith in mankind shaken, it is Steve's love and his ultimate sacrifice that proves to her that this world is worth saving.
The world rarely comes down to something as simple as good and evil, but Diana understands that showing people a more peaceful and loving path can bring an end to the fighting. She decides the world has the potential to change and she will fight to give it that chance.
I understand enough. That I am willing to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.
Wonder Woman is not a complicated hero. Like Captain America in the MCU, she is an honorable person who believes in doing the right thing. What makes her journey interesting is seeing a person like that put in more complex situations.
Despite the real world being much more complicated than she realizes, the notion that she can save the lives of innocent people is enough to get Diana to leave her home and head to war. She is warned and knows the danger she faces, but the good that she can do is worth all of that.
3 Call To Action
Who will I be if I stay?
Wonder Woman is one of the most powerful beings on the planet. She is a born warrior who can stand toe-to-toe with just about any foe. Yet she does not go to war because she loves the fight, she goes because she has to.
If she had a choice, it's likely Diana would rather stay in her home than go to war. But she is compelled to go because she knows she can be of help. It would be easier to ignore the problem but she knows she couldn't face herself if she did nothing.
2 For Steve
It’s not about deserve. It’s about what you believe.
This quote is actually first said by Steve to Diana. After she sees the evil mankind is capable of, she concludes that they do not deserve to be saved. Steve doesn't dispute this but suggests whether they deserve it or not doesn't matter. Diana repeats the phrase to Ares as she realizes what a true hero is.
She has not changed her mind about humans. She sees them as flawed and destructive, but she knows she can save them. She believes in saving people regardless of what they deserve. It is a moment that defines Diana in the DCEU.
1 No Man's Land
But it's what I'm going to do.
This might not seem like a particularly inspirational quote just to read it, but anyone who has seen Wonder Woman knows how powerful it is in the moment. Finally reaching the front-lines of the war, Diana does not understand how the Allied forces are not pushing back their enemy who are killing innocent civilians. When told this is not their mission, Diana takes it up herself.
The resolve of Wonder Woman is on full display in the unforgettable moment when she walks out in No Man's Land all alone and in her iconic armor. This is one of the greatest moments in the superhero genre and the character's finest moment on screen.