Wonder Woman 1984: Gal Gadot Explains Why She Doesn't Use Her Sword
Wonder Woman 1984 looks to be an exciting follow-up to 2017's adaptation after last week's trailer was released. But, fans were quick to notice something was missing—Wonder Woman's sword and shield.After debuting the trailer to the public, Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot and Director Patty Jenkins answered many questions about the upcoming film. In an interview picked up by CinePop via CinemaBlend, Gadot opens up about why the iconic hero isn't brandishing a blade."Wonder Woman does not carry a weapon. We had an intention to let go of the sword, because there’s something very aggressive with a sword. If you have a sword, it means you need to use it." Gadot said. "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. So no, she has the gauntlets. She has the lasso. She has her tiara and that’s about it."In the comics, Wonder Woman traditionally utilizes her Lasso of Truth, her bracelets, and her tiara, in addition to her excellent hand-to-hand combat skills to rout her many foes. Her sword and shield generally came out in very rare cases. Nonetheless, fans have begun voicing their opinions on excluding the latter from the upcoming film.Many fans agree with Gadot's statements:
@WonderVaughn says "she is the weapon."
@dianaswaves emplores fans to "get to know her."
@kdp_ii echoes the original creator's vision saying, "William Moulton Marston was pretty clear on the fact that WW should never use a sword."
While other fans feel the exclusion goes against Wonder Woman's image established in the first film:
@LordBatman_RTSC believes this change "makes WW look weak."
@Real_JohnToland feels they are "ignoring the source material way [too] much."
Some fans didn't mind at all, and just enjoyed the trailer:
@arcadiagt5 hardly noticed its absence.
@haleysaurusrex is just happy to see her girl Gal back in action.
Wonder Woman 1984 launches in theaters June 5, 2020.For more on Wonder Woman 1984, here's why Steve Trevor is still alive in the sequel. And, learn about one of Wonder Woman's deadliest foes, Cheetah, who will be played by Kristen Wiig.
Matthew Adler is a News and Features writer for IGN who's only focused on one Sword and Shield right now, and that's Pokemon. You can follow him on Twitter @matthewadlerand watch him on Twitch.