'Wonder Woman 1984' may see Gal Gadot don the Golden Eagle Armour to combat The Cheetah and the Soviet Union army
The Golden Eagle armor was first introduced in the 'Kingdom Come' comic, a part of the Elseworld’s series in 1996
‘Wonder Woman’ 1984 is still a year away, but that hasn’t stopped the filmmakers from putting out a new poster featuring the titular character in new armor. The previous armor Diana (Gal Gadot) used in ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Justice League’ was the traditional one used by the Amazonians. Red was a dominant color in the armor. This time around, it’s golden, sparking off theories that she will be donning the Golden Eagle’ armor from the comics.
The first question will be Diana’s acquiring of the armor. To begin with, she cannot go back to Themyscira. Meaning, it would most definitely have to be a new story spun. The Golden Eagle armor was first introduced in 'Kingdom Come', a part of the Elseworld’s series in 1996. Lex Luthor brings together all the planet’s supervillains and they set the stage for a showdown. Diana suits up with a massive metal wing armor from her watchtower wall.
‘WW 1984’ pits Diana against a formidable foe by the name of Cheetah. The popular theory at the moment is that she gets the armor while fighting Barbara Minerva aka The Cheetah (Kristen Wiig). The comic's storyline sees the Diana vs Barbara battle end on an emotional note for the latter. According to Screenrant, the scene begins with Diana seeking the foe out and withstanding one lightning slash and a claw after another, all the while imploring Barbara to listen to her. In the end, Barbara yields breaking down to tears.
Leading us to question why Diana would wear the armor in the first place? The most obvious explanation is to counter the Cheetah’s raw powers that have elements of the magic and mysticism in them. Perhaps, the alternative theory is to see if the two unite to take on a larger power and that would mean powering up to a new level. Probably, that would be an act where the Golden Eagle armor would be introduced. For now, it’s a load of speculations.
The official logline for the movie by WB Pictures reads: "Diana Prince comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah." This confirms that Diana will also have the Soviet Union to deal with in addition to a supervillain. We can imagine heavy artillery lining up to take her on and while she can fend off bullets with her indestructible bracelets, she might need a little more than that to wade through an army.
Guess we’ll know what Patty Jenkins has in store for us when ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ hits theaters on June 5, 2020