Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins Explains Film's 1984 Setting

Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman will return to the silver screen in next year's Wonder Woman 1984, with Patty Jenkins returning as director and co-writer. Some fans of the Amazonian have been wondering why the film takes place in that specific year. Jenkins has a perfectly good explanation for that.

In an appearance on Deadline's Crew Call podcast, Jenkins said, “All I can say is that 1984 itself is definitely very evocative to what’s important in that movie and resonates with right now," Jenkins stated. "I picked 1984 for a very specific reason. I think it was the pinnacle of the success in the ‘80s, in my opinion, because it’s before the market started to get a little more struggling as the ‘80s went on. And it was like the top of the top. It was such an incredible time. I feel like there’s something about the excess of that period of time, which is so linked up to where we are in the world right now, that it’s set there for a reason. That’s all I can say.”

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Released on June 2, 2017, Jenkins' first Wonder Woman film opened to positive reviews and broke a lot of records at the box office, proving those who doubted the bankability of female-led superhero wrong.

Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal and Natasha Rothwell. The film opens on June 5, 2020.

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