Wonder Woman 1984 Will Not Be A Sequel According To Producer – Except It Absolutely Will Be!

Wonder Woman 1984 is due to hit theaters in June 2020 and after the success of the first Wonder Woman movie, director Patty Jenkins is back helming the sequel. The movie actually wrapped some time ago, so I have never been quite sure why the post time on this movie is so long, maybe WB just think June 2020 is the best date to release on?

I feel a bit silly typing all this out, however, Wonder Woman 1984 producer Charles Roven recently spoke with Vulture about the upcoming movie and he claims it is not a sequel. Here is what he said.

“[Jenkins] was just determined that this movie should be the next iteration of Wonder Woman but not a sequel. 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.”

One of the outlet’s sources also commented on this news saying WW 84 would be a,

“Stand-alone film in the same way that Indiana Jones or Bond films are, instead of one continuous story that requires many instalments.”

Ok, so I’ll just point out that this is the very definition of a sequel, perhaps what Roven is trying to say is that this is not an ongoing story with a beginning, a middle, and an end spread throughout countless movies. Well Mr. Roven, we tend to call that a trilogy or a movie universe. So if we go back to even the 90’s I think Star Wars was one of the few movie series that had one continuous story told across multiple movies. Nowadays we have seen the likes of the The Lord of the Rings movies, Harry Potter and of course the 22 movies and counting massive Marvel Cinematic Universe.

RELATED: Shazam! IMAX Poster Revealed!

However, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is 100% a sequel to Raider of the Lost Ark (Actually it’s a prequel, but you know what I mean). Goldfinger was absolutely a sequel to From Russia With Love and Dr. No. Rush Hour 2 was also a sequel to…Well, you get the idea by now.

So reading between the lines here I guess what Roven is saying, is that WW 84 is not an ongoing story of Diana aka Wonder Woman that will be spread out like a movie universe. Yet, I can’t quite get my head around that either?

So far we have seen Wonder Woman appear in 3 movies within the DCEU and this movie will once again be set in the DCEU whether it is set in the ’80s or not. I call that an ongoing movie Universe and the fact that this movie won’t reference any others is hardly surprising given that it’s set 30 years or more before the other DCEU movie take place, save Wonder Woman alone.

But unless WW 84 acts as an origin story, again, which it won’t then this is absolutely a sequel to the WW1 period set Wonder Woman movie.

Are you as bamboozled by Roven’s comments as I am? Sound off in the usual place below

Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook wall and with your Twitter followers! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.

SOURCE: Vulture

Night Terror Banner   GenreVerse Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The Genreverse Podcast Network? This includes our premiere podcast The Daily CoGBreaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, Nerd Flix & Chill, Marvel Multiverse Mondays, Anime-Versal Review Podcast, and our Star Wars dedicated podcast The Cantina. Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsSpotify |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play

Read Previous

No Manches Frida 2: Teenage Cast Addresses The Hardship of Film At the Beach [English/Spanish]

Read Next

Rumor: Flash Movie To Begin Filming This Year

This website is using Google Analytics. Please click here if you want to opt-out. Click here to opt-out.