It is no wonder that Patty Jenkins's #WonderWoman solo-outing is looking to make #superhero films great again. It may have been a mixed-bag year for our powered people, but the first trailer for Wonder Woman looks like Jenkins is the woman to change that. Time to hop in the invisible jet and lasso ourselves some truth, because did anyone spot a super-sized tribute to the late, great, Christopher Reeve hiding in there?
For those who don't know, Reeve played the super-powered Clark Kent in 1978's #Superman, as well as the three sequels, meaning that he put his pants on outside his his lycra for nearly a decade. Reeve was tragically thrown from a horse in 1995, which rendered him a quadriplegic, and although he continued to act, the actor passed away in 2004. It is only fitting that Wonder Woman slipped a reference to the #ManofSteel in there somewhere, and boy was it a goodun.
With #GalGadot taking on the role of Diana Prince in next year's, it looks like the film isn't forgetting the roots of the superheroes. Harking back to Richard Donner’s original Superman in 1978, we see the comedic scene where Clark Kent (Reeve) saves Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) for a rogue bullet.
Flash forward to 2016 and you might notice Gal Gadot performing a similar act of bravery to save Chris Pine's Steve Trevor. The costume could just be a coincidence, but that is pretty spot on — replicating Reeve with a bowler hat and thick spectacles.
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Thanks to Redditor StuFX for pointing that one out — clearly you don't need Clark and Diana's spectacles. Here's hoping that Wonder Woman will be as jam-packed with as many Easter Eggs as the maligned Batman vs Superman was. However, this wouldn't be the first time a #DC film has paid tribute to Reeve. There is an (unconfirmed) rumor that Henry Cavill swaps faces with Reeve for a few frames in 2013's Man of Steel.
There is no denying that Reeve was a wonderful actor, and probably/definitely the best thing from that era of the Superman franchise. It is a close call on who the best man to don the suit has been, but sorry Dean Cain, it isn't you. We are just glad that over a decade after his death, Reeve is being honored by the industry that made him a star. Keep your eyes peeled for more Easter eggs when Wonder Woman is released in June next year.
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