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'Wonder Woman 1984' pays tribute to John Hughes

Patty Jenkins and the cast of “Wonder Woman 1984” are turning the clock back to, well, 1984. Saturday, March 24, 1984, to be precise. On that date, a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal all came together to form “The Breakfast Club”. Although it’s not entirely clear where the image originated, a new shot has made its way online that pays tribute to John Hughes’ high school masterpiece. Below, the official UK WB Shop account compares the “Wonder Woman 1984” version to the original “Breakfast Club” poster:

In the back, Jenkins steps in for Judd Nelson. Starting in the middle on the far left, it’s Kristen Wiig (who plays Barbara Minerva, aka Cheetah) for Molly Ringwald, Chris Pine (mysterious returning as Steve Trevor) for Anthony Michael Hall, and Pedro Pascal (whose character is still unconfirmed) for Emilio Estevez. Finally, it’s Gal Gadot herself for Ally Sheedy, appropriately the “princess” of the “Breakfast Club” cast.

Comic Book Resources suggests that the “Wonder Woman 1984” shot first debuted on Pascal’s Instagram. Unfortunately, it has since been removed.

Of course, playing homage to “The Breakfast Club” is nothing new. In 1986, just one year after the Hughes film hit theaters, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” borrowed the club’s pose for its own one-sheet. In 2008, “American Teen” did the same and, just last year, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” debuted its own version over at Nerdist.

The Wonder Woman cast plays tribute to the Breakfast club.

Details on the specific plot of “Wonder Woman 1984” are still unconfirmed, but it has been confirmed that the storyline will find Diana (Gadot) facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. As for who Pascal might be playing, we’ve got one theory that you can check out right here.

Warner Bros. Pictures‘ production based on the DC Comics title, “Wonder Woman 1984” is now filming in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands. Look for it on the big screen November 1, 2019.

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