WONDER WOMAN 1984 Is Not a Sequel, But a Stand-Alone Film Like the JAMES BOND Movies
An interesting new detail has been revealed about director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984. While a lot of fans have seen the movie as being a sequel, apparently it’s not.
In a recent interview with Vulture, producer Charles Roven explains that the movie is not really a sequel to the original film, but more a standalone story similar to how the James Bond and Indiana Jones franchises work.
"[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. Even though it’ll have a lot of the same emotional things, a lot of humor, a lot of brave action. Tugs at the heart strings as well.”
The report goes on to say that the next film in the Wonder Woman franchise avoids the trappings of most sequels and is described as a "stand-alone film in the same way that Indiana Jones or Bond films are, instead of one continuous story that requires many installments."
I’m cool with that. What matters the most is that we get another great story! If the Bond and Jones franchises can pull this style of storytelling off, then I’m sure that wonder Woman can as well.
With Wonder Woman 1984 taking place so many years later after the first film, it makes sense to handle the movie this way. We’ll probably get some vague references to her past, and an answer to Steve Trevor’s return from the dead, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
The story is set in 1984 and is said to follow Diana Prince as she reunites with Steve Trevor to fight a new evil force. The movie stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig as the villain Cheetah, and Pedro Pascal possibly as a God in disguise.
Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in theaters on November 1st.