Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins says the upcoming DCEU superhero film will include subtle homages to the 1970s TV series. Any fan anticipating the June 2 debut of the Wonder Woman knows the Amazon warrior princess' roots are in the TV series of the same name. The ABC/CBS series, which ran from 1975-79, made actress Lynda Carter a cultural icon; and her presence was so dominating that it makes one wonder if it was a contributing factor to the reason prolific TV producer David E. Kelley couldn't get a new live-action Wonder Woman series (starring Adrienne Palicki) off the ground in 2011.
The impact of the 1970s Wonder Woman television series certainly isn't lost on Jenkins, who is helming Gal Gadot's first solo adventure - after the Wonder Woman character made her memorable big screen entrance to help Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) fend off Doomsday in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
In a new interview with Sci-Fi Now, Jenkins said she has included "subtle" Easter Eggs in Wonder Woman as a tribute to the 1970s TV series:
"I feel like we're homaging [the TV show] 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 ... There are little moments in the film where we got to do really subtle homages [read: Easter Eggs]. I'll be curious to see if people get them because they are very subtle!"
Now that Jenkins has confirmed it, sharp-eyed fans will no doubt be looking out for the slight references to the Wonder Woman TV series, which people can start expecting when screenings for the film begin. Sadly, the biggest tribute of all – Carter in a cameo role – will not be happening, since the actress said in January 2016 that she will not be appearing in the Wonder Woman film.
Unless Carter has since changed her mind and Jenkins' is keeping a surprise cameo a secret, the best fans can hope for are more nostalgic tributes to the TV series. There's already a throwback Wonder Woman trailer that features music and graphics from the 1970s series combined with "grainy" footage from the new Wonder Woman movie; and a limited edition 3-disc soundtrack featuring more than 40 tracks from the '70s TV show will be released next week. With any luck, the tributes to the series will continue in the future, including when Wonder Woman teams up with the DCEU's Justice League in November.
Source: Sci-Fi Now
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