Although Marvel had a huge presence at Comic-Con this year, most of the material they showed off has either not been released to the public yet or isn’t going to at all, which seems to be the case with the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 footage. As such, the big talk of the event has revolved around DC’s movies, particularly Justice League and Wonder Woman, both of which received exciting new trailers. Of the two, the Wonder Woman trailer shows off a lot more — which makes sense considering the film is much closer to completion — but both trailers feature quite a few hidden details and Easter eggs that you may have missed the first time through. We’ve highlighted the best from both trailers below, starting with Justice League and finishing off with Wonder Woman.
The Mother Box
Right after the trailer launches into “Icky Thump,” we see a group of medieval warriors and their king burying a mysterious box in the woods. Judging by the horned helmet worn by one of the soldiers, these guys could very well be vikings, which would likely set this scene somewhere between the 8th and 11th century. The box that they’re burying is one of the Mother Boxes, sentient supercomputers of sorts that possess immense powers. It’s interesting that these guys are burying the box, indicating that they know how powerful and dangerous it is. The hunt for the Mother Boxes is the driving force of Justice League’s plot, so this scene is definitely important in setting that conflict up.
Wonder Woman’s Shield
The trailer is a bit light on Wonder Woman stuff, but we do get to see her strike a pose in full battle gear at one point while brandishing her shield. We’ve seen this same shield already in Batman v Superman, but what is interesting to note is that it appears to be different from the one she’s carrying in the solo Wonder Woman film. Does this mean that the first shield was misplaced or destroyed, and a new one had to be forged? Considering the punishment her first shield takes in the Wonder Woman trailer alone, we wouldn’t be surprised if the thing ends up being unusable by the end of that film.
We see Cyborg (Ray Fisher) in full armor near the end of the trailer, but before this, there’s a shot of Victor Stone before he becomes Cyborg. He’s wearing his letter jacket, which indicates that he plays quarterback for Gotham City University, but what’s more interesting is that this means we must be getting a Cyborg flashback sequence in Justice League, as Batman v Superman established that it took place after Cyborg was already created. Perhaps this means that we’ll be seeing the character’s origins firsthand and not the crappy security camera footage that was shown in Batman v Superman.
The Flash Has Probably Stolen A Lot Of Monitors
We’re first introduced to Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen/The Flash as he enters his securely-locked lair, only to find Bruce Wayne sitting in his “second favorite chair.” The most revealing detail about The Flash’s room is that it is absolutely covered in monitors, with around sixteen of the things setup. This is one of those set details meant to showcase Barry’s paranoia and/or constant need for stimulation, but the implication is actually a little troublesome. Unless Barry has a ton of money, he’s probably stolen a fair number of those monitors which, to be fair, would be both tempting and extremely easy with his type of powers. Oh and you can see an episode of Rick and Morty playing on one of them, which is a fun little Easter egg.
Wayne Submarine Meeting
According to IGN, the location we see Bruce and Diana in discussing Aquaman is not the Batcave, but a Wayne submarine hangar on the Gotham waterfront. On one of the monitors, we can see that the pair are analyzing Aquaman’s swim speed to try and get as much information about their potential ally (whom the trailer really wants you to know is a totally hard-edged dude, bro). We’re not really sure why Bruce wouldn’t just meet with Diana in the Batcave, since it’s not like he has to hide the fact that he’s Batman from her. Perhaps Bruce still wants to keep a few things to himself in case Wonder Woman ends up being distrustful. Or, you know, the waterfront is where Batman keeps his Aquaman-analysis gadgets.
The Flash’s Worn Outfit
Although two different Flash suits are shown in the trailer, we only get to see him in his more high tech one that was likely designed by Batman. However, there is a close-up shot of Barry’s earlier costume that potentially reveals some significant information. If you look closely at the suit, you can see that it is worn out in places, suggesting that this Flash suit is damaged by Barry’s high speeds. We’re guessing that Batman designs The Flash a new suit to alleviate this issue, as it looks like that high tech suit can stand up to just about anything the Speed Force can throw at it.
Bruce Wayne’s Semi-Smile
Batman is known for being the dark and brooding member of the Justice League, but he does like to throw in the occasional deadpan joke every now and then to let his teammates know he’s not a total drag. We see evidence of this near the end of the trailer when Batman replies to Cyborg that he’s “real when it’s useful.” Before that though, we see Ben Affleck’s actually crack a smile when Barry enthusiastically accepts his offer to join forces with him without question. If this sequence is any indication, we’ll be seeing a lot more of this less serious, more optimistic Batman in the final film, a welcome change from the pessimistic murderer we met in Batman v Superman.
In the scene where Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Cyborg are exploring some sort of underground bunker, we can clearly see that Batman is wearing his black and grey suit that he had in Batman v Superman. However, prior to this scene we see a brief shot of Batman landing in a dark room and he appears to be wearing a different outfit. It’s been confirmed that Batman will have more than one Batsuit in Justice League and this very well could be one of them, as the suit looks to be more armor and an all-black design, although it’s difficult to tell for sure given the side view and how brief the shot is.
The Amazonian Magic Spheres
We know that the early portion of Wonder Woman will take place in Diana’s home land of Themyscira and judging by the shot below, we may get to see how Amazonian politics are done. The shot depicts some sort of council room with three important looking artifacts in the background. It’s possible that one or all of these are the Magic Sphere, a device in the comics that allows the Amazonians to monitor the world of man from afar, sort of like the palantirs from The Lord of the Rings, but with less Sauron of course!
Danny Huston = Ares?
If we’re just going by what the trailer shows us, then World War I seems to be the main villain in Wonder Woman. However, this is still a comic book movie, so you know there’s going to be a big bad guy of some sort and it’s most likely the sinister looking German officer seen approaching Diana in the trailer. That’s actor Danny Huston and if we had to guess, we’d say that he’s not just any old army officer, but the God of War himself, Ares. Ares is a classic Wonder Woman villain and seeing as how this film is set during one of the most brutal conflicts in human history, Ares would make for quite the fitting adversary.
Diana Isn’t Very Good At Concealing Weapons
This trailer is filled with all sorts of cool moments, including the scene where Diana starts reaching for her sword that just so happens to be stuffed down her backless dress. As badass as this shot is, it also looks a bit ridiculous, as literally any person at the formal party she’s attending would be able to see the big sword jutting out from behind her back. Perhaps this scene will make a lot more sense in context, but for right now, Diana might as well just be holding the sword in hand for all the good hiding it in plain sight is likely to do.
Is There Another Villain?
Ares is likely the main villain in Wonder Woman, but that doesn’t mean that he’s the only one. Partway through the trailer we see a rather menacing shot of actress Elena Anaya playing a woman with some sort of face disfigurement. Right now her role is a mystery, as she could be either a Wonder Woman ally or villain, but we’re leaning a little more towards villain right now considering the film seems a bit light on them so far. There’s even been speculation that this could be Medusa, Queen of the Gorgons in disguise, which may help explain the strange disfigurement. Whatever the case, color us intrigued to find out what the deal is with Anaya’s porcelain faced character.
Hey Look, it’s Robin Wright!
Fittingly, Wonder Woman features a stacked cast of female talent, but unless you already knew to be looking for her, you may have missed House of Cards‘ Robin Wright, who appears briefly here as Amazonian General Antiope. For those who don’t know, Antiope is Diana’s aunt and the Amazonian master of combat, as she teaches Diana everything she knows. She’s depicted here leading a cavalry charge against an invading force on Themyscira, so it’s fair to say that she’s going to be a stone cold badass for much of her screen time, and if you’ve seen House of Cards, you know this is a role Wright is totally comfortable playing.
Steve Trevor’s Plane Theft
Chris Pine plays Wonder Woman’s ally and potential love interest Steve Trevor, who as the trailer shows is quite the capable pilot. What you may not have realized is that those scenes of him stealing and flying a plane take place before he meets Diana. You can tell because he’s wearing the same jacket as the one he washes up on shores of Themyscira with, which means that we’ll get to see how Steve finds his way to the island instead of him just washing up on shore randomly one morning and blowing Diana’s mind.
Steve’s Secretary Is Dawn From ‘The Office’
The most humoros and pro-feminist scene in the trailer involves Diana being introduced to Steve’s secretary Etta Candy. Etta is a classic Wonder Woman character and is typically presented as Diana’s best friend and sidekick. In the film, she’s played by Lucy Davis, who starred in the British version of The Office, as well as Shaun of the Dead. We actually didn’t even realize it was her the first time since she looks so different, so there’s a good chance you probably didn’t recognize her at first either.