WTF84 — Thoughts about Wonder Woman 1984

Ahamed Nizar
7 min readMar 16, 2021

Christmas Day was even sweeter with the release of Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max and in select theatres around the world, that is the ones that are open. The ninth installation of DC’s Cinematic Universe and the second Wonder Woman titled movie directed by Patty Jenkins sees the return of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord and Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah.

SPOILERS FOR WONDER WOMAN 1984 AHEAD

There were certain things about the movie that I noticed that left me perplexed and raised the following questions.

Why is Wonder Woman wearing her Costume in broad daylight?

As said in Batman v Superman, she walked away from the world of men. The exact quote is below:

A hundred years ago I walked away from mankind; from a century of horrors. Men made a world where standing together is impossible.

Seeing the evil of mankind, finally defeating Ares and losing Steve Trevor forced Diana to go into hiding until Doomsday threatened the planet. We can assume that she skipped the Second World War after being disgusted by the first. We can also assume that the Justice Society of America fought this fight instead as in ties into their original storyline in the comics. The latter is better than picturing Diana buying art pieces in London whilst Hitler invaded Poland.

So if she’s meant to be in hiding and focusing on herself like everyone in 2020 why is she fighting crime in broad daylight in her costume? She could have easily done it without having to run into the bathroom and change into the costume every time trouble brews. I presume that’s how she gets into costume seeing that she doesn’t wear it underneath like Superman does or have a butler or secret stashes all over the city like Batman does. And despite having a few new random powers she doesn’t have this one:

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Ahamed Nizar

Business Consultant and Freelance Writer getting his mojo back. Email: connect@ahamednizar.com