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John Byrne
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Have to say, I REALLY don't like that split-up-to-the-crotch white dress. Too overtly sexual for Diana.
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Gal Gadot is right up there with Chris Reeve as an example of pretty much perfect casting. The trailer definitely plays up her sexiness.

I don't know what "1984" could mean. I might assume it is a kind of dogwhistle to guys of a certain age hearkening back to their childhood reading years, maybe, drawing in that audience even further. 
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i don't know if its a cause or an effect, but since this movie is 35 years ago, it would put the revived Steve Trevor in his 60's.  That's more in line with Perez's aged Trevor.  Maybe they wanted to keep the character around but not have him as a love interest in the present?
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Nah!
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I'm on board, but I admit to some trepidation about Kristen Wiig.  She can be a good and naturalistic performer, but she sometimes gets stuck in a sketch character mode that could grate over a longer run time.

I, too, had guessed Godfrey instead of Lord.
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'1986' would have made more sense, no?
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Diana would present as the most competent person on the planet, but the only way for Hollywood to show it, is overtly and they can only imagine a woman's charisma as sexual. 
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Why 1984? Good question. Once upon a time, thanks to George Orwell, it had an association with globalizing totalitarianism. It's long past so it no longer does. But the main villain is Maxwell Lord, who controls minds, and maybe he's trying to be "Big Brother."

That's all I got. 
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1984 was a big year in music. Malls were truly hitting their apex. The Transformers were released (for those of us that were in our childhood years).

If you wanted to set a movie in "the 80's", 1984 makes for a sweet spot year to set it in.
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In a way, 1984 was the year the 80s were in full force, I guess. Any signs of the previous decade were pretty much gone in terms of the pop culture. 
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I, too, had guessed Godfrey instead of Lord.


Add me to that list.

Also... Something about it feels a little like THOR RAGNAROK.
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It's funny but I've often said that 1984 is the epitome of the eighties.
When I checked the movies list from that year I must have gone to the theater weekly! Wow!

...and the Tigers won the series!
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