All the best ’80s throwbacks in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Do they make bulletproof leg heaters?

As you may need guessed from the title, “Wonder Woman 1984” is a superhero movie set in one other period: specifically the go-go decade of energy fits, Max Headroom and a Times Square we’d charitably name “up and coming.”

The sequel finds the immortal Amazonian warrior (Gal Gadot) battling old-school villains Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) and Max Lord (Pedro Pascal), whereas romancing her returned-from-the-dead boyfriend Steve Trevor (Hollywood’s third best Chris, Pine).

And whereas the setting is a throwback, director and co-writer Patty Jenkins has mentioned that she wasn’t after nostalgia however was as an alternative making an attempt to make a simple “movie from the ’80s.”

“I used to be frightened that I wasn’t giving folks sufficient ’80s as a result of the temptation is to go ”80s, haha,’ and make all these ’80s jokes and put in ’80s tracks,” she told “Syfy Wire” earlier this month.

Despite her hesitation, by no means worry. The movie does not skimp on ’80s references. Here’s an abridged A-Z take a look at what you would possibly spot when the film opens Christmas Day in theaters and on HBO Max.

A is for aerobics

What dear Pelotons are to the 2020s, pastel leotards, leg heaters and Jane Fonda had been to the ’80s.

Grab your Jane Fonda leg warmers: They're back in "Wonder Woman 1984."
Grab your Jane Fonda leg heaters: They’re again in “Wonder Woman 1984.”
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B is for batwing high

Kristen Wiig’s character seems carrying a pink one that may take a look at residence on a “Like a Virgin”-era Madonna.

"Batwing" may sound like a weapon from another superhero's utility belt, but in this case it's something worn by Kristen Wiig.
“Batwing” could sound like a weapon from one other superhero’s utility belt, however in this case it is one thing worn by Kristen Wiig.
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C is for Casio

In 2017’s “Wonder Woman,” Trevor and the heroine joked about his watch. In this ’80s take, Trevor arms Wonder Woman a basic from the time: a digital Casio that was as soon as the height of know-how.

D is for Donald Trump

Bad man Max Lord — a tycoon who tasks a superb picture however whose enterprise empire is crumbling — is reportedly based mostly on The Donald. “I’m not a con man however a revered tv persona,” Lord says in the movie.

Bad man Max Lord is a tycoon who tasks a superb picture however whose enterprise empire is definitely crumbling. He’s rumored to be partly impressed by The Donald, as was suggested by a dressing up designer final summer season.”I’m not a con man however a revered tv persona,” Lord says in the movie. But he may additionally have hints of Michael Douglas’ “Wall Street” character Gordon Gekko — a idea offered by Pedro Pascal — and Ponzi scammer Bernie Madoff combined in.

Pedro Pascal as Max Lord
Pedro Pascal as Max Lord

F is for fanny packs

Trevor might be seen carrying one whereas strolling with Wonder Woman. And she nonetheless slept with him.

Chris Pine's Steve Trevor works a fanny pack and other eye-popping attire in "Wonder Woman 1984."
Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor works a fanny pack and different eye-popping apparel in “Wonder Woman 1984.”
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H is for hair scrunchies

How else are you gonna maintain your aspect ponytail?

I is for Indiana Jones

“Wonder Woman 1984” pays tribute to a different motion icon with a sequence in which the heroine slides beneath a shifting truck. Is Spielberg getting royalties?

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
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N is for nuclear conflict

Global thermonuclear conflict if you happen to’re fancy. What’s an ’80s plot with out it?

P is for popped collars

They’re not only for ’80s film bullies, apparently.

P can be for parachute pants

Trevor tries out a pair, questioning, “Does everybody parachute now?”

P can be for pay telephones

Wonder Woman makes use of one, whereas out and about as her alter ego Diana Prince. Good factor. We’re unsure the spandex costume has pockets to carry a dime.

R is for Ronald Reagan

The ’80s had been a decade when the ideas of celeb and tv turned so highly effective that the nation elected a film star as president. Imagine. The movie encompasses a look-alike who bows to Max Lord.

R can be for rolled-up blazer sleeves

“Miami Vice” has lots to reply for — Don Johnson’s singing profession for one. But additionally for the once-ubiquitous pattern of rolling up jacket sleeves.

Rolled-up jacket sleeves? They're all Don Johnson's fault.
Rolled-up jacket sleeves? They’re all Don Johnson’s fault.
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T is for TWA

Trevor, a pilot himself throughout World War I, marvels as a aircraft from the now-defunct airline soars overhead. Maybe he is questioning the place the legroom went.

W is for Waldenbooks

Spotted in the background of certainly one of the movie’s motion sequences, the former mainstay of each mall has now gone the approach of, properly, the mall.


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