Wonder Woman 1984 has a bonus scene in the course of the credit, in what marks a departure from the unique Wonder Woman launched in 2017. While post-credits scenes often exist to arrange a franchise’s future (or simply as one last further gag), Wonder Woman 1984 appears to take a distinct method. It pays a tribute to the previous and honours the legacy of the DC Comics character. It’s one thing that director Patty Jenkins needed to do within the first movie too, nevertheless it did not work out as deliberate. And that is why Jenkins discovered a option to embody it in Wonder Woman 1984.
Spoilers forward for Wonder Woman 1984.
Wonder Woman 1984 mid-credits scene
A lady clad in blue and with lengthy flowing hair is strolling via a market truthful when a wire snaps in two, inflicting the free-standing pole it was connected to, to fall. But the girl in blue stretches out her proper arm — she’s received a bracelet like Wonder Woman — and simply catches the falling pole to the astonishment of everybody round her. And she then carries on down the road, like what she did was nothing particular.
The mom of a child lady, who have been each in the way in which of the falling pole, runs to her and says: “Excuse me, please, you have to let me thank you, Miss…” The lady in blue turns round and introduces herself as Asteria (Lynda Carter). The unnamed mom wonders how she managed that, and Asteria explains to the grateful mom that “it was just a simple shift of weight. It takes practice, but I’ve been doing this a long time.” (Her phrases are a call-back to Diana’s from earlier within the movie.) She smiles, winks, turns round, and walks away.
Asteria is the identify of the legendary warrior in whose honour the Amazon Games, Wonder Woman 1984’s opening sequence, are held. As Diana (Gal Gadot) explains deep into the movie, Asteria was the one who held off males because the enslaved Amazons escaped to Themyscira. She wore a golden armour — that Diana herself places on later to struggle off Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) — that was made by items of armour contributed by all the opposite Amazons.
Diana ends that backstory lesson by saying that Asteria sacrificed herself, however because the Wonder Woman 1984 post-credits scene reveals, that is clearly not the way it went down. Asteria is clearly alive and properly, although it is unclear why she gave up her armour. Diana notes that she looked for Asteria however solely discovered her armour. Maybe Asteria would not need to be discovered, or possibly their paths simply have not crossed. It’s potential that we’d see that occur in Wonder Woman 3.
At the identical time, that appears unlikely. Carter’s presence as Asteria is extra of an Easter egg, with Jenkins paying a tribute to the girl she admires. Carter performed Wonder Woman within the eponymous TV sequence, which ran from 1975–1979 within the US. All the episodes of the sequence have been just lately launched on HBO Max forward of Wonder Woman 1984’s premiere on the streaming service. Jenkins has all the time spoken extremely of Carter, and he or she’s needed to incorporate her in her movie sequence from the beginning.
With the post-credits scene, Jenkins manages to do precisely that. She’s holding a candle to the girl who impressed her to tackle Wonder Woman within the first place. And after all, ought to Jenkins need to embody Asteria within the plot of Wonder Woman 3 (or the Amazon spin-off she’s spoken about), she now has a face with a legacy.