The highly anticipated sequel to one of DC’s biggest movies has been quite under-wraps since production was completed last year. With DC skipping out on San Diego Comic-Con this year and the delayed release date, very little has been shown of Wonder Woman 1984 and its plot details other than being set in the ’80s.
That is until a Reddit user caused a stir with a set picture posted to Instagram stories. One of the actresses portraying an Amazonian warrior took to social media clad in a vibrant set of armor never seen in previous adaptions of the Themyscirans. See below the shiny new garb:
Possibly more noticeable than the upgraded costume is the caption. For those unaware, Bana-Mighdall is a city of rogue Amazons that broke away from Themyscira thousands of years ago. Led by sister-queen Antiope, the group vowed to seek revenge on men after an attack on Themyscira by Herakles in an attempt to steal a magical artifact off of Hippolyta and enslave the female-led society.
After the war, Queen Hippolyta led those who still abided by the Gods of Olympus in Themyscira and Antiope left with the remaining Amazons that refused to continue their allegiance to the gods. Eventually, the warriors became nomads for a number of years until finally settling in Egypt. Thus, the city of Bana-Mighdall was born.
It remains unclear as to how the city plays into Wonder Woman’s world in the 1980s. However, this could lead to speculation of the adaptation of the super-villainess Cheetah, played by Kristen Wigg. Perhaps the archeologist’s obsession with her historical artifact collection leads her to find the city, resulting in Minverva becoming a champion for Bana-Mighdall and its Egyptian goddesses.
Needless to say, the lore in Wonder Woman’s history is rich and will most likely be explored further in her second film installment.
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Wonder Woman 1984 is set to land in theaters on June 5, 2020