So the 2nd Wonder Woman film, entitled Wonder Woman 1984, is coming out soon and it’s a prequel to Justice League but a sequel to Wonder Woman. Essentially it is set before Justice League but after Wonder Woman. As the title suggests, it takes place in 1984. Not that confusing, right?
Well, that may not be the case now.
According to Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 isn’t a sequel, it’s a new entry in the series (which pretty much makes it a sequel still).
The producer, Charles Roven when speaking to Vulture said that Patty:
“was just determined that this movie should be the next iteration of Wonder Woman but not a sequel,”
Roven then added:
“And she’s definitely delivering on that. It’s a completely different time frame and you’ll get a sense of what Diana-slash–Wonder Woman had been doing in the intervening years. But it’s a completely different story that we’re telling. Even though it’ll have a lot of the same emotional things, a lot of humor, a lot of brave action. Tugs at the heartstrings as well.”
Just to clear things up. The definition of a “sequel” according to the dictionary is a piece of work that continues the story or develops the themes of an earlier one. Considering Wonder Woman 1984 takes place after the events of World War I and features Steve Trevor, it’s hard not to call this film a sequel. Because it is a sequel.
It’s continuing the story after World War I. After Steve died. After the defeat of Ares. And after Diana settles into life among ordinary people, which all happened in the first film. I think what they’re getting at is that Wonder Woman 1984 is going to be an entirely new story, as any sequel should be. But with it being set in the same world, with familiar characters, and the continuation of certain story elements, it’s incredibly difficult not to call this film a sequel. If you want to be technical, you could even call it a Sequel-Prequel.
Wonder Woman 1984 is due out on June 5th 2020
What do you think? is Wonder Woman 1984 a sequel? let us know in the comments below!
James Lister is a University student in the UK, currently undertaking his Masters degree in Media & Communication. He has a strong passion for everything Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Anime related.