Surprise Lady 1984 has a bonus scene through the credit, in what marks a departure from the unique Surprise Lady launched in 2017. Whereas post-credits scenes normally exist to arrange a franchise’s future (or simply as one remaining additional gag), Surprise Lady 1984 appears to take a unique strategy. It pays a tribute to the previous and honours the legacy of the DC Comics character. It is one thing that director Patty Jenkins wished to do within the first movie too, however it did not work out as deliberate. And that is why Jenkins discovered a strategy to embrace it in Surprise Lady 1984.
Spoilers forward for Surprise Lady 1984.
Surprise Lady 1984 mid-credits scene
A girl clad in blue and with lengthy flowing hair is strolling by way of a market truthful when a wire snaps in two, inflicting the free-standing pole it was connected to, to fall. However the girl in blue stretches out her proper arm — she’s obtained a bracelet like Wonder Woman — and simply catches the falling pole to the astonishment of everybody round her. And he or she then carries on down the road, like what she did was nothing particular.
The mom of a child woman, who have been each in the way in which of the falling pole, runs to her and says: “Excuse me, please, it’s a must to let me thanks, Miss…” The lady in blue turns round and introduces herself as Asteria (Lynda Carter). The unnamed mom wonders how she managed that, and Asteria explains to the grateful mom that “it was only a easy shift of weight. It takes follow, however I have been doing this a very long time.” (Her phrases are a call-back to Diana’s from earlier within the movie.) She smiles, winks, turns round, and walks away.
Asteria is the identify of the legendary warrior in whose honour the Amazon Video games, Wonder Woman 1984’s opening sequence, are held. As Diana (Gal Gadot) explains deep into the movie, Asteria was the one who held off males because the enslaved Amazons escaped to Themyscira. She wore a golden armour — that Diana herself places on later to battle off Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) — that was made by items of armour contributed by all the opposite Amazons.
Diana ends that backstory lesson by saying that Asteria sacrificed herself, however because the Surprise Lady 1984 post-credits scene reveals, that is clearly not the way it went down. Asteria is clearly alive and nicely, although it is unclear why she gave up her armour. Diana notes that she looked for Asteria however solely discovered her armour. Perhaps Asteria would not wish to be discovered, or perhaps their paths simply have not crossed. It is potential that we would see that occur in Surprise Lady 3.
On the similar time, that appears unlikely. Carter’s presence as Asteria is extra of an Easter egg, with Jenkins paying a tribute to the lady she admires. Carter performed Surprise Lady within the eponymous TV collection, which ran from 1975–1979 within the US. All of the episodes of the collection have been just lately launched on HBO Max forward of Surprise Lady 1984’s premiere on the streaming service. Jenkins has all the time spoken extremely of Carter, and she or he’s wished to incorporate her in her movie collection from the beginning.
With the post-credits scene, Jenkins manages to do precisely that. She’s holding a candle to the lady who impressed her to tackle Surprise Lady within the first place. And naturally, ought to Jenkins wish to embrace Asteria within the plot of Wonder Woman 3 (or the Amazon spin-off she’s spoken about), she now has a face with a legacy.