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Surprise! Lynda Carter Pops In To DC FanDome’s ‘WW84’ Panel

It’s FanDome day and DC fans are being treated to updates about the top DC films. The virtual event kicked off this morning with the Wonder Woman 1984 panel.

Director Patty Jenkins was joined by stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal. 

Even though the panel only lasted half an hour, it was jam-packed with content, including behind-the-scenes footage, a Q&A with fans, a cosplay and fanart spotlight, and even a new trailer.

The panel also played host to a very special guest: Lynda Carter.

Lynda Carter during DC FanDome's Wonder Woman 1984 panel
Lynda Carter during DC FanDome

As Wonder Woman fans know, Carter played the hero in the much-loved 70’s TV series.

The current Wonder Woman cast all seemed pretty excited to bring Carter into the discussion.

“Now this thing is whole because you’re here!” Gadot said.

“I watched your show all the time,” Wiig told Carter. “I had Wonder Woman underoos.”

Carter professed to also be a fan of Wiig’s.

“When we meet [in person] will you just throw your arms around me?” she asked, to which Wiig happily agreed.

Carter and the Wonder Woman legacy

Carter then talked a bit about the legacy of Wonder Woman and the importance the character still holds for her. She said she appreciates how Gadot’s Diana Prince brings the character to a whole new generation of fans.

“When my daughter saw Gal as Wonder Woman, she said, ‘I finally understand why everyone idolizes you,’” said Carter.

Jenkins added that when they originally set out to make the Wonder Woman films, they didn’t want them to act as a replacement to Carter’s version of the character.

“We just want to take the torch and pass it forward,” said Jenkins.

Gadot agreed on the influence of Carter’s role. She also expressed how important it is for young girls to see female heroes on screen.

“Once they see it, they believe it. It’s so empowering,” said Gadot.

For more updates on Wonder Woman 1984 and news out of DC FanDome, be sure to check back to That Hashtag Show.

By Jessica Lancaster

They say write what you know, and I definitely know how to be a nerd.

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