The new trailer for the Wonder Woman sequel set for a June 2020 release just dropped.
And while fans were excited seeing Gal Gadot reprising her role in Wonder Woman 1984, fans noticed something different about the DC Comics heroine.
Take a look at the trailer, below.
A new era of wonder begins. #WW84 in theaters June 5. https://t.co/803dDBaYTA— Wonder Woman 1984 (@Wonder Woman 1984)1575839333.0
The Amazonian princess seemed to be missing her signature sword and shield in the trailer, and it turns out she will be without her weapon throughout the entire movie.
After appearing in Wonder Woman, Justice League and Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. Studio made the decision to remove the heroine's sword and shield for her fourth appearance on the silver screen.
Gadot explained why at a recent press event.
"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."
So wouldn't that diminish her fighting skills in combat? If you believe that to be true, well then you underestimate her raw strength.
"If you have a sword, it means you need to use it. So we wanted to give that up. And we didn't feel that the shield was necessary either."
It all boils down to this.
"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."
The Amazonian princess has spoken.
And fans are totally on board with the decision.
@rome_rises WW has super powers. She has the power of Aegis which she used to deflect the attack from Doomsday whe… https://t.co/geHBHCDZa4— McMuffin Guy (@McMuffin Guy)1576351285.0
@Josh2Gud4U I agree. STOP GIVING WONDER WOMAN SWORDS. IT SERVES NO PURPOSE.— SpaceJellyfish (@SpaceJellyfish)1576439919.0
@WonderWomanFilm Diana using ALL her traditional items to fight: Tiara ✔️ Lasso ✔️ Gauntlets✔️ and of course her ra… https://t.co/VFES16SYd2— Asa Nwa (@Asa Nwa)1575839568.0
Some fans disagreed with the choice.
Am I the only person that dug Wonder Woman rocking a sword and shield? I dug the Ancient Greek warrior vibe it gave… https://t.co/ruxuKeZqu1— Will Black (@Will Black)1576501767.0
@rome_rises Simple, No Sword for Wonder Woman in #WW84!!! No Money from me for @wbpictures!!!— Jimmy Silver I🖤ZS (@Jimmy Silver I🖤ZS)1576376565.0
But their opinion seemed to undermine the potential strengths inherent among women who don't rely on tools and weapons.
What i hate about this convo is that y’all make it sound like women can’t be powerful on their own and need externa… https://t.co/Xa6BDA7kdn— k• (@k•)1576450475.0
"I can't believe they watered down Wonder Woman by having her ditch the sword" Alexa play Wonder Woman 2017 No Man… https://t.co/w2l0kYE5J5— Niklander #REVillage HYPE (@Niklander #REVillage HYPE)1576399264.0
Comic aficionados also noted the absence of the sword was pertinent to the plot.
@ people mad about Wonder Woman not having her sword in ww84: in the 1st movie, the sword was a literal plot device… https://t.co/gKfJO4iBfs— burdened 🌈 (@burdened 🌈)1576478243.0
I was reading some tweets debating Wonder Woman no longer having a sword in the next film. Did I miss something? Di… https://t.co/yzkJN8qGmi— 🌈 𝕃𝕖𝕒𝕦𝕛𝕒𝕔𝕢𝕦𝕖𝕤 ☘️ (@🌈 𝕃𝕖𝕒𝕦𝕛𝕒𝕔𝕢𝕦𝕖𝕤 ☘️)1576464806.0
Considering Patty used a sword and a shield in the first Wonder Woman and gave a reason for it being there it’s com… https://t.co/SWXdNUBo3E— Cornbread Fed (@Cornbread Fed)1576422872.0
It’s really one of those things that warrants no debate. Wonder Woman doesn’t carry a sword for the same reason Sup… https://t.co/RO6zvZdwQl— Helena Wayne Huntress (@Helena Wayne Huntress)1576469048.0
Patty Jenkins returns to helm WW 1984. Joining the cast is Kristin Wiig as Cheetah and Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord.
Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor – who mysteriously reappears after his alleged demise back in World War 1.
Is there a Back to the Future mashup with the 80s theme here?
Find out as Wonder Woman ditches the dagger and hits the mall—for what looks to be a major smack-down in a food court—to save the day in 1984.
We're like, totally here for it.