Neon, Synths And Power Suits: The New 'Wonder Woman' Film Is Extremely Set In The '80s

The trailer for the new 'Wonder Woman' film has left us with absolutely no doubt about which decade it's set in.

It's not a complete surprise, seeing as the film is titled 'Wonder Woman 1984' but we weren't expecting it to be so heavily saturated with cultural references from the very aesthetically unique decade.

New Order's iconic 'Blue Monday' kicks off the trailer and then an extremely geeky, pink-jumper-wearing Barbara Minerva/Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) tells Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) over a glass of wine that she falls in love, like, "all the time".

The next two minutes are a blur of neon, shoulder pads, '80s malls, and retro-looking TVs, which has left some younger fans marvelling (or should we say, DC-ing) at how ANCIENT the whole set looks.



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The sneak peek also includes the mysterious return of Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) who is -- very importantly -- wearing a very '80s bum bag which makes a lot of sense when you have weapons to carry. 

The '80s treatment has even extended into turning Chilean actor Pedro Pascal into an evil-looking businessman with a chunky tie and pinky ring.

There's also some strong appreciation for the shopping centre in Atlanta that's also featured prominently in 'Stranger Things' as the Starcourt mall.



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But for all the 'Wonder Woman 1984' love -- some fans aren't too sure about throwing Diana into the '80s, citing recent pop culture faves like 'Stranger Things' and 'Thor: Ragnarok' as reasons that it's time to move on and explore a new decade.

And one person was just disappointed that there was no cameo from Big Brother or the Thought Police and that Diana wouldn't be rallying against the use of Newspeak or Doublethink.

'Wonder Woman 1984' is set to be released in June 2020. 

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