Wonder Woman 1984 Set Visit: Why is the sequel standalone
Today, Warner Bros. Pictures will release a new trailer for the highly anticipated Wonder Woman 1984 during their 24-hour DC FanDome event. During our visit to the film’s set in London in August 2018, the filmmakers, including director Patty Jenkins and producer Charles Roven, explained why the film should be seen as stand-alone and not necessarily tied to the rest of the Extended Universe. from DC.
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“We’re making a second film,” producer Charles Roven bluntly said. “We don’t want to call it a sequel because it’s so different. One of the things you need to be careful about is not to overcompensate. We always want to try to outdo the one we made before and make it better, interesting and more exciting while maintaining the flavor of the first. It’s a high bar, but you can’t afford to be so intimidated by this bar that you’re actually overcompensating. I guess that’s the tricky thing.
In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice it has been suggested that Wonder Woman hid in the shadows of human society for decades after Steve Trevor’s death, but in Justice League it was clarified that she intervened when necessary. Wonder Woman 1984 will reinforce that idea, including a sequence at the start of the film where she smashes a skylight in a mall to stop a heist. She does it all with a wink and a smile without taking any victims.
“She got involved in the men’s world when it was needed,” star / producer Gal Gadot said. “She doesn’t really want to bond with anyone very much because she knows either that she’s going to hurt them because she will have to disappear someday or she will lose them because they get old.” So after losing Steve and the whole team later, I think Diana is in a place where she’s happy where she is. She’s pretty lonely, but she made the decision to do it. She goes out into the world when needed, but she’s not complete, you know what I’m saying? She’s in trouble.
In terms of how the events of this film, which precedes Steel man and the other films that followed, will affect the greater DCEU or even the inevitable Wonder Woman 3Jenkins insists this was never even considered despite DCEU architect Geoff Johns co-writing the screenplay. However, she did promise some links to the wider universe!
“Geoff is such a great writer and such a great partner and he doesn’t have an agenda in the bigger picture like that,” Jenkins said. “I went to see him and told him about this story, and we were both very excited to tell this exact story. There are small things, but these things come second to the story. I’m not a big fan of doing the second chapter of a seven chapter story. It’s just not my jam. I feel like it can happen in the background, but every movie I want to make has to be its own big movie. So I have my own ideas about what his excessive arc is, about all of that, but that’s history first.
“Patty and I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future because we don’t even know where it might go,” Roven added. “She wanted to make sure that we had the character in a universe that was self-contained so that we could continue her character without having to weave other characters that might affect the way we do other movies. We just wanted to make sure we could deal with his themes. You don’t have to worry about anything after this movie. No matter how Steve Trevor ends in this movie, Diana still has 1984-2017 to deal with whatever happens to Steve Trevor. You just have to see where it ends at the end of this movie, right? All the events of this film take place before “Justice League”, they take place before “Man Of Steel”. So you can consider it as stand-alone because these things are irrelevant, because the whole time lapse is either in Themyscira, a place where time does not exist, then between the day of the armistice and the end. of this movie, which is still in progress. 1984. ”
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Of course, all of that was said in 2018, shortly after the box office disappointment of Justice League and before the worldwide success of Aquaman and the fan outcry that would eventually bring us Justice League de Zack Snyder and the return of Batfleck in Flash. Is it possible to add more connective tissue in WW84 since then? Absolutely, but we’ll have to wait until the film opens on October 2, 2020!