The DC live-action universe has had a fascinating tenure in theaters, full of peaks and valleys. Zack Snyder kickstarted the DCEU with Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, although the first real critical hit was Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman. The movie introduced revealed the backstory of Gal Gadot's Diana Prince, and a sequel was quickly green lit. Wonder Woman 1984 is set to arrive in theaters next summer, and reshoots are underway now. And it looks like the Amazons might be getting a new look in the highly anticipated blockbuster.
Wonder Woman 1984 will jump a few decades into the future, showing Diana Prince as a hero ahead of her eventual appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The title character is sure to have gone through some changes since her first solo movie, and so have her Amazonian sisters. A photo from the set recently arrived online, and showed one of these new looks. Check it out below.
This set photo comes to us from Reddit, and shows actress in full Amazonian garb. The look is super vibrant in color, which will no doubt excite hardcore comic book fans out there. DC comics are obviously full of bright colors, although they don't always get the same treatment when being adapted onto the big screen. Just look at Zack Snyder's work in the DCEU, which features the director's typical muted tones.
The caption for this image seems to hint at the Bana-Mighdal making their debut in Wonder Woman 1984. In the comics, the Bana-Mighdal are a group of Amazons who break away from the rest of their sisters on Themyscira. Led by Diana's Aunt Antiope (Robin Wright's character from the first movie), the group left the mystical island to seek revenge on men. They settled in Egypt, and were kept separate from the rest of the Amazons.
Eventually this split was exploited by the villain Circe, and the Bana-Mighdal waged war with the Amazons on the island. Eventually they reintegrated back into Themysciran society, but their conflict is a fascinating aspect of Wonder Woman's comic book lore.
Whether or not the Bana-Mighdal will be in Wonder Woman 1984 remains to be seen, but it would be a great way to make the Amazons a more featured aspect of the DCEU. While the group of warrior women made appearances in Wonder Woman and Justice League, there's plenty of room to further flesh out that female-led society.
Of course, Wonder Woman 1984 already has some big concepts at play, to Patty Jenkins could be saving the Bana-Mighdal for a future project. The upcoming sequel will somehow bring back Chris Pine's Steve Trevor, despite his apparent death in the first movie. The '80s setting will allow the franchise to have a more modern feel, as Wonder Woman gets involved in the Cold Water conflict. What's more, the sequel will introduce Kristen Wiig's villainous Cheetah.
All will be revealed when Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters June 5, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.