Marvel Girl 1984 has a bonus scene in the course of the credit, in what marks a departure from the unique Marvel Girl launched in 2017. Whereas post-credits scenes normally exist to arrange a franchise’s future (or simply as one remaining further gag), Marvel Girl 1984 appears to take a distinct strategy. It pays a tribute to the previous and honours the legacy of the DC Comics character. It’s one thing that director Patty Jenkins wished to do within the first movie too, nevertheless it didn’t work out as deliberate. And that’s why Jenkins discovered a approach to embody it in Marvel Girl 1984.
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Spoilers forward for Marvel Girl 1984.
Marvel Girl 1984 mid-credits scene
A lady clad in blue and with lengthy flowing hair is strolling by a market truthful when a wire snaps in two, inflicting the free-standing pole it was hooked up to, to fall. However the lady in blue stretches out her proper arm — she’s received a bracelet like Wonder Woman — and simply catches the falling pole to the astonishment of everybody round her. And she or he 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 best way of the falling pole, runs to her and says: “Excuse me, please, it’s important 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 observe, however I’ve 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.
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Asteria is the title 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 combat 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 Marvel Girl 1984 post-credits scene reveals, that’s clearly not the way it went down. Asteria is clearly alive and properly, although it’s unclear why she gave up her armour. Diana notes that she looked for Asteria however solely discovered her armour. Possibly Asteria doesn’t need to be discovered, or perhaps their paths simply haven’t crossed. It’s attainable that we would see that occur in Marvel Girl 3.
On the identical 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 Marvel Girl 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 Marvel Girl 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.
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With the post-credits scene, Jenkins manages to do precisely that. She’s holding a candle to the lady who impressed her to tackle Marvel Girl within the first place. And naturally, ought to Jenkins need to embody 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.