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There's no question that Wonder Woman is one of the most well-known superheroes, and while the comics launched her "career," it was the 1970s TV series starring Lynda Carter that arguably made her into a pop culture icon. Over four decades after that show first began, the Amazonian is finally getting her due on the big screen thanks to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and this summer's Wonder Woman movie. The latter will be putting its own unique twist on Diana of Themyscira's origin, but the movie will also be paying homage to its small screen predecessor by including the catchy Wonder Woman theme song.
Our own Eric Eisenberg recently traveled to London to check out the Wonder Woman edit bay, and while he was there, director Patty Jenkins revealed that the Wonder Woman TV series theme song will be heard in some form or fashion during the movie. Jenkins explained:
It's gonna show up, although it's an interesting thing. It is a great theme, but it is a very specific theme. So it's not the kind of thing you can just ladle all over a little girl, or a naive person, so it has its own journey. I see the movie as both the creation of the character and the theme. But it's not the easiest thing to just throw all over the place.
In case you want to jam out to the theme song or are one of the few people who've never heard that iconic music, check out the different opening credits sequences from Wonder Woman's three seasons below.
Admittedly, I'm surprised to hear that the Wonder Woman theme song will be heard in the new movie. It's not because I don't want it in there, but given that most of the Wonder Woman movie (but not all) takes place during World War I, it's not the exactly the easiest piece of music to incorporate into an early 20th century setting. I doubt that it will sound anything like what played before the adventures of Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman, but as long as the lyrics are the same and the adjusted music sounds good in its own way, that's what matters. Going off Patty Jenkins' comments, it also sounds like the Wonder Woman movie will build up to using the theme song, so we probably shouldn't expect a version of it to play at the beginning of the story when Diana is still on Themyscira.
If I had to guess, I imagine Wonder Woman is tackling the theme song in a similar way as how Spider-Man 2 incorporated Spidey's theme song from his '60s animated series.
Taking place approximately 100 years before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman will follow Diana as she ventures off the island of Themyscira for the first time to accompany Steve Trevor back to the "man's world" and try to bring an end to World War I. That will be easier said than done, since along with dealing with human adversaries like Generald Erich Ludendorff and Doctor Poison, she'll have to battle Ares, the God of War.
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2.