Wonder Woman 1984 Plot Leak:
Wonder Woman 1984 has got the New Mutants treatment due to the Coronavirus. But things might actually be even worse for the Wonder Woman sequel because all of its major plot details have been revealed. Warner Bros. recently released a junior novel of Wonder Woman 1984. The book was sold out as soon as it hit the market, but we managed to get an edition of it. You could also buy your own copies once it is available on Amazon.
Anyway, the reason why we’re talking about Wonder Woman 1984: The Junior Novel is because it has revealed quite a few key plot details that we might end up seeing in the next trailer of Wonder Woman 1984. And, this novel makes things even more interesting because these plot details were already revealed by a plot leak that came out back in December 2019. So first, let’s tell you everything that has been revealed by the official Novel of Wonder Woman 1984. Then, we’ll show you the entire leak.
Spoilers for Wonder Woman 1984 will follow. So, you should proceed only if you want to know.
Here’s everything revealed by the Novel:
Apparently, the Dreamstone will be the major McGuffin around which the entire story of Wonder Woman 1984 will revolve. This ancient artifact was created by the God of Lies. Its major ability is that it can fulfill any wishes that people might have. But those wishes will come with a cost. The Dreamstone will become the entire reason of chaos in the upcoming movie. Its effects will be first revealed when someone would wish for a coffee and in the very next moment, a man who was passing by will suddenly appear with a coffee. But the cost of this coffee will be that the one who wished for it will be burnt by it.
Steve Trevor’s Return
We have all been wondering about the return of Steve Trevor. Several theories have tried to predict it, but apparently none were successful. That’s because the Dreamstone will become the reason for Steve Trevor’s surprising return to 1984. It won’t be time travel and it won’t be clones, or any other sort of trickery. The Novel reveals that in this film, Diana will be hung upon her past. She is this immortal warrior who feels lonely as all the people whom she cared for over the years have died. And so, she just cannot get over Steve Trevor, the love of her life.
Upon seeing the Dreamstone for the first time, Diana won’t believe that it’s the original that was created by the gods. She’d think that it’s a replica, so she’d casually wish for the return of Steve Trevor. To her surprise, Trevor would just walk in a public event as we saw in the trailer.
Barbara Minerva will step in as an Archaeologist who has no self-confidence. When she comes across Diana, she’d want to be like her in every sense. Just like Diana will wish for Steve Trevor, Barbara would wish to become pretty and confident like her idol, when she comes across the Dreamstone. And that will not only make Barbara confident, but it will also give her super powers. But her curse will be that she’d become a savage animal, the Cheetah. Unlike others, she’d take a liking to this curse, and she will want to stop Diana from destroying the Dreamstone.
Batman V Superman revealed that Diana has been hiding ever since World War I. But the thing is that Diana has been secretly fighting to help mankind. She has been erasing her tracks, and getting rid of CCTV cameras just like we saw in the first trailer last year. She even fought in World War II, and has been moving around from place to place. That is why the world really hasn’t been aware of her existence.
Maxwell Lord’s Motivations
Maxwell Lord will be the main villain of the film. He’d be a successful businessman, but his ventures would start to fail. The most interesting part of the movie is what Maxwell Lord wishes for when he acquires the Dreamstone. He actually makes a wish to gain all of the Dreamstone’s powers. That turns him into a human Dreamstone who begins to grant wishes to everyone. But the thing is that he only grants wishes in a way that would benefit him as well. He becomes addicted to granting wishes. So, he goes on to grant the President of the US a wish in exchange for the power that POTUS holds. Since the movie takes place during a cold war between the US & Russia, POTUS asks for more nukes than Russia. The curse of this wish is that it almost leads to nuclear warfare.
This is where the information from the Novel ends. Now, let’s look at the plot leak that came out in December. It confirms all the details from the novel, and reveals so much more. Read it and see for yourself. Also, if you don’t wish to know the entire movie, then quit reading right here. Here goes the leak:
“Wonder Woman 1984 kicks off in Themyscira as a young Diana Prince competes in a giant obstacle course of sorts against much older Amazons (that sequence can be seen in the trailers).
After making her way across those columns, Diana leaps into the ocean below and then gets on to a horse after washing ashore. With a decent lead, the Amazon gets distracted, is knocked off her horse, and ends up cheating to reclaim first place. However, just seconds away from victory, she’s grabbed by Antiope who lectures her on not taking the easy way out.
We then move to the 1980s and after a quick montage featuring plenty of 1980s jokes and Wonder Woman saving an old woman from being knocked over, we visit a typical American mall where a couple of gunmen are creating a distraction while their fellow criminals are in the back trying to get their hands on some priceless artefacts.
The titular hero then arrives, saves a little girl, and takes down these goons. Oh, and yes, she does indeed destroy those security cameras in order to hide her identity from the world.
Barbara Minerva is quickly introduced and it sounds like the sequel goes all in on making it clear that she’s a loser. No one seems to really notice her, no one cares when she drops her things, and even the cops who hired her to investigate which artefacts were stolen seem to forget who she is!
However, there’s one person who does notice her: Diana Prince.
At Diana’s home, there are photos which shed some light on what she’s been up to all these years and we get to see what became of some of the characters from the first movie (she was a bridesmaid at Charlie’s wedding and is shown on a ship with an elderly Etta Candy).
Checking in on Barbara, Diana finds the doctor working with a strange rock and everyone starts joking about what properties it might have. One guy picks it up and wishes that he could have a coffee right now and when he walks away, an intern walks in with extra coffees. Everyone dismisses that as a silly coincidence.
Diana picks it up and says she knows what she would wish for, and back in her apartment, Steve Trevor’s watch (which she’s kept since World War I) suddenly springs to life.
After some scenes with Diana and Barbara, the movie jumps to the next day where Barbara is also shown mulling over what she would wish for. It turns out that she would like to be as strong and sexy as Diana, and there are hints that’s come true when her clumsiness is suddenly gone.
Maxwell Lord soon makes his presence felt at the Smithsonian and meets both Barbara and Diana. He invites them to party he’s throwing, and when he returns to his office, we learn that he’s completely broke. He’s also determined to make his eight-year old son, Alistair, proud of him.
Lord is also threatened by a man named Stagg who wants out after yet another of his oil deals went wrong. He’s getting desperate, and seduces Barbara at the party. We learn why that is when he spots that ancient stone and steals it from behind her back while they kiss.
Diana chooses to go to the party and is harassed by a guy who claims to know her. After repeating some lines from the first movie, she realises that she’s talking to Steve Trevor, and from this point on both Wonder Woman and the audience see him as Chris Pine despite the fact that he’s actually in a new body.
They go for a walk and Steve reveals that he remembers being on the plane when it exploded and then waking up in bed in the 1980s. There was something in between, but he doesn’t know what.
Back in Lord’s office, we learn that the villain knows exactly what the artifact is and wishes to gain the powers of the stone itself. It turns to dust, and he is then imbued with tremendous abilities. Meanwhile, Steve and Diana have grown close again and they then go to find him some new clothes.
They also start investigating his return, and after coming face to face with the all-new Barbara, it’s revealed that she knows Lord has the stone and that she gave it to him willingly.
Things get a little convoluted at this point, but it’s essentially revealed that when the stone/Lord grants a wish, it takes something in return. In the case of Stagg, he wishes that the wells would start producing oil again but then ends up being arrested for tax avoidance.
Lord’s fortunes are turning around and when his sole secretary “wishes” for more help, a number of people show up looking for a job (later on, hundreds are shown trying to get into his building).
Diana and Steve break into Lord’s office and learn what he’s done. They then sneak into a military base to steal a plane for Steve to fly, but technology has advanced and they find themselves being pursued. Believe it or not, though, Diana has the power to make things invisible, and uses that on the jet.
They then fly through the fireworks we saw in the trailer for the movie.
As all this is happening, Barbara is starting to lose the plot and begins to attack people. Lord, meanwhile, is making deals with foreign leaders and grants a wish to magically erect a wall which will remove the Cairo leader’s enemies from his lands. However, when he won’t hand over his oil reserves, the villain takes his military instead and decides to take the oil by force.
This all ties into the Cold War, and that massive action sequence with the trucks from the trailers then plays out as Diana attempts to get to Lord so she can stop him once and for all.
However, Wonder Woman begins to notice that she’s vulnerable now and things she’d normally shake off start to hurt her. Lord manages to escape after she confronts him and her weakened state means that two children very nearly die because her powers are starting to fade.
This is also affecting Lord as his body is beginning to break down. However, his son wishing that his dad can get everything he wants gives him a boost and he decides to meet with the U.S. President.
Thanks to Barbara, Steve and Diana learn that using a wish means you have to sacrifice something important to you, hence why the hero is starting to lose her powers. The only way to reclaim them is to recant that wish, but in Diana’s case, that would mean saying goodbye to Steve again. Killing Lord will do the same thing, and Barbara says she doesn’t want to lose her newfound confidence.
Wonder Woman has been hiding her Golden Eagle armor in her apartment, and as it’s forged from pieces of her fellow Amazons’ armor, it should help protect her during what comes next.
In the White House, Lord grants the President’s wish for nukes he can use against Russia but requests his power in return. The villain also sees some designs for a broadcast system he believes can be used to grant wishes for a huge amount of people at one time. It’s then that Diana and Steve arrive and he sets those security guards on the duo to slow them down.
Barbara, who now has super strength, shows up to protect Lord from Diana and proceeds to take her down in brutal fashion. As they escape in the President’s helicopter, he explains that by granting wishes from all over the world, he’ll take their health from them so he can be rejuvenated. Barbara, meanwhile, wishes to become a true “Apex Predator” and you can probably guess what that means!
War between America and Russia is about to kick off thanks to what Lord has been doing, and Steve makes it clear to Diana that she needs to sacrifice him in order to save the world.
After an emotional goodbye, she leaps into action: Wonder Woman is back! Retrieving her armor, she goes after Lord who is now broadcasting to the world. Chaos starts ensuing everywhere but Lord is becoming more and more powerful. Wonder Woman is then confronted by Cheetah who is indeed a comic accurate cat-woman now.
It’s said that she’s “either white or very light gold. She stands upright with light fur running down from her neck, a tail, and sharp claws. Her hair is streaked back and white, and she has black marks on her face like running mascara.
Diana’s armor is badly damaged during their battle, and after an intense fight, Cheetah is electrocuted after refusing to recant her wish. The villain is still alive but just barely, and Wonder Woman then heads off to confront Maxwell Lord.
The now God-like villain is determined to get more and more power (he’s completely lost it), and after a brief fight and some taunts about Steve Trevor, it’s revealed that Wonder Woman has used the Lasso of Truth to broadcast her words across the entire globe. People stop making wishes and after realizing how much danger he’s put his son in, the villain finally gives up his power.
Cheetah has been transformed back into a human, and it turns out that Lord’s son wished for his father to come and find him, which is why he saw that he was in trouble and decided to do the right thing.
In the final few minutes of the film, Diana bumps into the man who Steve was inhabiting and they wish each other a Merry Christmas before going their separate ways. He has no memory of what happened and during a voiceover, Wonder Woman talks about having faith in people before going full Superman and leaping into the air to answer a nearby alarm and to once again save the day.”
Even if this plot leak doesn’t turn out to be fully true, some of the major elements will certainly be true. We will find out for sure once the next trailer arrives.
Wonder Woman 1984 hits the theatres on October 2.