New trailer to Wonder Woman 1984 sees Gal Gadot dodging bullets and defeating enemies with her Lasso of truth but where are her sword and shield? Well, she does not need one. After all, Diana Prince is a Goddess.
Why is Gal Gadot’s Diana Not carrying her Sword and Shield in Wonder Woman 1984 anymore?
The version before DC’s Wonder Woman 1984 saw Diana (Gal Gadot) in her developing stage and we saw her use the iconic shield to deflect the bullets coming her way. It makes sense why Diana was carrying those weapons earlier. WW1 was her origin story and we saw her grow up amid women carrying swords and shields. She wasn’t fully aware of her superpowers back then.
Wonder Woman 1984 however, is a different story and Diana Prince knows she is an Amazonian Goddess. Gal Gadot talks about this in a video shared by CinePOP.
We had an intention to let go of the sword because there’s something very aggressive with the sword. If you have a sword you need to use it, so we wanted to give that up and we didn’t feel that the shield was necessary either. She’s a goddess, she can fight, she’s super strong, and she has the skills and the lasso.
So there you have it. You heard it from the Goddess herself. Diana does not need the sword & shield anymore.
The upcoming Patty Jenkins directed movie will see Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor rise from the dead and reunite with Diana Prince after almost 70 years.
Wonder Woman 1984 will also discover Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah and Pedro Pascal’s Maxwell Lord. It’s unclear what their exact role is in the film but according to DC comics, the two are Diana’s worst enemies. WW 1984 is set for a June 5, 2020 release date.