‘Wonder Woman’ Pays Clever Homage To Christopher Reeve’s Superman In The New Trailer

The new Wonder Woman trailer is full of interesting little tidbits and mysteries, such as who the villain with the facial prosthetic is, or why, exactly, Diana has an office at the Louvre with a note from Bruce Wayne sitting on the desk. But the best bit we see from the Patty Jenkins-directed and Gal Gadot-starring movie pays tribute to Christopher Reeve’s performance in Richard Donner’s 1978 film Superman.

For those who haven’t seen that classic film, there’s a comedic moment where Clark and Lois get shanghaied by a mugger and Superman, staying in character as Clark Kent, trying to stutteringly nebbish his way out of the problem. It fails, and the mugger squeezes off a shot that Superman saves Lois from taking:

Now take a look at this scene from the Wonder Woman trailer, and ask yourself if it doesn’t feel a little familiar.

Redditor StuFX, who first noted the similarity, even posted side-by-side screenshots that really drive home the tribute, right down to the clothing choices of “Diana Prince.” Nor would it be the first time: Man Of Steel had a subtle tribute to Reeve hidden in an effects shot. We’ll find out soon enough just how Clark-like Diana is, as the movie arrives June 23rd, 2017.