In a year with virtually no blockbuster films, Wonder Woman 1984 swooped in at the last minute to give us a bona fide hit steeped in the series' potent blend of superhero action and pseudo-Greek mythology. The movie flies by like a retro wave fever dream, and there are likely several of Wonder Woman 1984 Easter eggs that slipped past unnoticed.
Like most DC movies, Wonder Woman 1984 contains many small nods to its comic past. From background corporations like Stagg Enterprises to the main villains, Wonder Woman 1984 pulls much of its source material from the extended DC comic universe. But since this movie is set in the 1980s, there are also many allusions to American cultural touchstones from that time period, including the clothes, the stores, and the music.
So without waiting another moment longer, let's grab our neon-colored fanny packs and fill them up with a few of the more obscure references and Easter eggs from Wonder Woman 1984 you may have missed amidst the battles between screaming cat women and golden armor angels. Vote up the most fascinating details you missed on your first watch.
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'The Natural Life of the Gorilla' Might Have Hidden RelevancePhoto: Flash / CW
Diana Prince is clearly a well-read woman; her shelf is loaded with books. One that stands out in particular is The Natural Life of the Gorilla. This is not a real book, but could possibly allude to DC Comics' Gorilla City. If so, that could set up large implications for the future of the franchise as that city houses multiple Flash characters, including villain Grodd and friend King Solovar.Did you miss this?
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Waiting For (Gal) GodotPhoto: Warner Bros. Pictures
Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot is a classic play about two men having a wide-ranging discussion while waiting around for the titular Godot to arrive. (He never does.) The eponymous Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman 1984 is played by Gal Gadot. (Close enough.)
That’s apparently enough of a connection for one of the homeless men in the park to be seen reading Waiting for Godot when Diana walks by about midway through the film.Did you miss this?
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Bialya Is A Fictional Country In The ComicsPhoto: Young Justice / Warner Bros. Animation
Pretty soon after Max Lord becomes the Dreamstone, he heads to Egypt to meet with Emir Said Bin Abydos, who ultimately wishes for the return of his ancestral realm - the lands of the Bialyian Dynasty, apparently. Bialya is a fictional country in the comics set somewhere in the Middle East.
This is also an important country for Black Adam, who will be portrayed by Dwayne Johnson in an upcoming DC film as well as the sequel to Shazam!Did you miss this?
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The Dreamstone Has A Comic Book History - But The Movie Changes Its OriginPhoto: Warner Bros. Pictures
For the majority of the film, what we know about the stone that grants everybody's wishes is that it grants wishes - and that it harms the wisher in some way. At some point, it's mentioned that the thing is called "the Dreamstone" and that it likely came from Dolos, the God of Lies.
Interestingly, this is actually a conflation of two different things in the DC Universe. Originally, the Dreamstone (also called Materioptikon) is created by Doctor Destiny to use against the Justice League and its primary power is showing the world as it isn't. Dolos has nothing to do with it in the comics.Did you miss this?