After an extended, lengthy wait, superhero motion pictures have returned to huge launch with Surprise Lady 1984 hitting worldwide theaters and HBO Max.
And the return of superhero motion pictures can imply just one factor: The return of finish credit scenes with Easter egg moments that will or might not make sense, relying on how a lot you already know about mentioned superhero franchise. So let’s dig into the one in the midst of the credit of Surprise Lady 1984.
[Ed. note: This piece contains spoilers for Wonder Woman 1984.]
The temporary scene brings again an historic Amazon warrior in additional ways in which one. We observe a determine in a blue cloak as she walks by an open air market, and stops a heavy pole from falling on bystanders by merely placing her arm up and catching it. She tells a grateful girl that her identify is Asteria — the identical because the heroic Amazon talked about earlier in Surprise Lady 1984.
The scene additionally reveals that Asteria is performed by Lynda Carter, the final actress to play Surprise Lady in reside motion earlier than Gal Gadot.
Carter is an actress and musician, however she is undoubtedly most well-known for enjoying Diana Prince/Surprise Lady within the 1975 Surprise Lady tv sequence. It was the primary live-action adaptation the Amazon warrior had ever seen — and there wouldn’t be one other live-action present a couple of feminine superhero till 2002’s Birds of Prey.
Asteria is a brand new function for Carter — and a brand new character for DC’s setting. Properly, to be truthful, there are some Amazons named Asteria right here and there in Surprise Lady’s 80 years of historical past, however none of them are significantly notable. In response to Surprise Lady 1984, Asteria stood towards your complete world to present her sisters time to flee bondage, sporting a swimsuit of golden eagle armor original from all of their armor put collectively. Her sacrifice was that she must stroll Man’s World alone eternally. The top credit of Surprise Lady 1984 present that she’s nonetheless on the market, embodying Amazon beliefs.
The thought of much more ladies like Surprise Lady strolling round exterior of Themyscira will not be a international one to the DC Universe — Paradise Island wouldn’t be so idyllic if it was a jail (although there’s that pesky factor about not having the ability to return if you happen to go away).
In comedian books from the 2000s, Lex Luthor had his personal physique guard of Amazon heritage, based mostly on the character of Mercy Graves from Superman: The Animated Collection. Ages in the past within the sword and sorcery medieval period on Earth, the Amazon Exoristos was exiled from Themyscira and joined up with a motley crew of varied barbarians and magic customers for the comedian Demon Knights, probably the most underrated gems of DC Comics 2011 New 52 relaunch.
After which there are the Bana-Mighdall, a whole splinter tribe of Amazons in Man’s World. When the gods granted the Amazons freedom from their enslavement and the island of Themyscira, the Bana-Mighdall put their center fingers up within the air — in spite of everything, the gods had allowed them to change into enslaved within the first place. These mortal Amazons enacted bloody revenge on all the lads who had clapped them in chains, and ultimately based a secret metropolis in Egypt with the blessing of Egyptian goddesses.
For 3,000 years they honed their mercenary tradition, kidnapping native males to populate their breeding stables, till Surprise Lady rediscovered them and helped them reintegrate with Amazon society on Themyscira. It doesn’t seem to be Asteria is the type to throw in with the war-loving and cynical Bana-Mighdall, however who is aware of? Perhaps they’ll present up in a Surprise Lady 3.