Wonder Woman 1984 is Not a Sequel to Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman 1984 is coming to theaters in 2020 and will be the second movie featuring the iconic female DC hero. However, in some puzzling news, DC revealed the movie is not a sequel to the 2017 movie.

Both movies have Gal Gadot playing Wonder Woman. Both movies have Patty Jenkins as the director. Wonder Woman 1984 takes place years after the events of the first Wonder Woman movie. So, what does this news mean?

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Producer Charles Roven explained that the movie is about the same character with the same creative team and follows the events of the first movie, but fans should not expect it to work as a sequel to the first movie. Instead, Vulture reports, Wonder Woman 1984 is what he called "the next iteration of Wonder Woman."

"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," said Roven. "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.”

Patty Jenkins has not said anything since Roven made those comments, but it sounds like her movie fits that description perfectly. According to reports, the movie -- which has already been shot -- is a "stand-alone film" similar to Bond movies. Because it is not a continuous story for the character, it isn't technically a sequel.

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Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Wonder Woman in Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 1984. That movie also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal and Natasha Rothwell. The film opens on Jun. 5, 2020.

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