Gal Gadot is the First Wonder Woman on Film
By now you’ve probably seen gifs of the first Wonder Woman movies. Lynda Carter played the role of Wonder Woman in a series of films in 1975-1979. Just like the current movie, those films were set largely during the period of World War II. And, in fact, she was very US-based in that movie (which may have been the root cause of one of the misconceptions we mentioned earlier).
Wonder Woman is the First Female Superhero
Wonder Woman is without a doubt the oldest still running series of comic books about a female superhero, but the title of “First Female Superhero” actually belongs to Fantomah, who first appeared in a superhero comic in 1940.
Her Bracelets are Just a Bulletproof Accessory
Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth is talked about all the time. Same with her costume. Same with her (weird) invisible jet. But I’d like to direct your attention to her bracelets.
You see, they’re not just bulletproof accessories. They are full of subtext and meaning. It is said that these bracelets (which are worn by all Amazon warriors) represent shackles that keep their powers limited. In the mythology of the Amazon warriors it is said that if the shackles would be broken, their full power and fury would be unleashed unto their capturers.
This subtext wasn’t mentioned in the movies, but it is an interesting detail nonetheless.