Don't call Wonder Woman 1984 a sequel to the 2017 hit film
Fans of Wonder Woman may be anticipating the next installment since the film debuted in 2017, but there’s a major thing the film’s producer wants you to know.
Wonder Woman 1984 producer Charles Roven told Vulture the upcoming film isn’t a sequel — and revealed even the film’s director Patty Jenkins avoids the term.
“She was just determined that this movie should be the next iteration of Wonder Woman but not a sequel,” Roven said of Jenkins.
He continued, “And she’s definitely delivering on that.”
Of the next installment, Roven said, “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,” he added. “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.”
Jenkins reflected the same idea at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, telling fans, “I never want to do more of anything for the wrong reason.”
“We can make a whole new film about something completely new, and as unique in its own right as the first one,” she said.
The film wrapped shooting in December, which star Gal Gadot, 33, confirmed with a series of photos she shared on Instagram.
“We did it. Again!! And as much as the first time shooting Wonder Woman was amazing, this time was even more unique and special..,” she wrote in the caption. “We shot in 4 very different locations in 3 countries, and I’m so soooo proud of the almost 1000 crew members who came to set every day, giving everything they have into our movie.”
She continued, “Honestly.. Words cannot describe this experience.. This journey was so demanding and challenging but we all came and did our very best every take, every day, putting our all out there and I’m so proud… Thank you universe for this opportunity. I love this character. And thank you to all of you for being the best fans in the world. It was you that made me push myself every day.”
“I’m so happy and excited, can’t wait to share it with you in 2020! ❤️ Gal,” she added.
Wonder Woman 1984 is set for release in June 2020.