Wonder Woman 1984 Stars Explain Why It’s Not a Sequel

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Chris Pine As Steve Trevor And Gal Gadot As Diana Prince In Wonder Woman 1984
Chris Pine As Steve Trevor And Gal Gadot As Diana Prince In Wonder Woman 1984 | ScreenRant

Despite anticipation being sky high for Wonder Woman 1984, it has been saddled with more than a few roadblocks. After suffering an initial delay from November 2019 to June 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 was hit with the same fate as most 2020 movies: Delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

It first moved from June to August, but almost two weeks ago, Warner Bros. opted to move it again to October 2. Through it all, Warner Bros. has remained dedicated to giving Wonder Woman 1984 the proper theatrical run it deserves.

It Is Not A Sequel

The additional delay just means the promotional campaign for Wonder Woman 1984 will continue for longer than expected. It also means that, through that campaign, more information about the film will be revealed.

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In this latest tidbit from Total Film (via GamesRadar), Gadot and Wiig touched upon why Wonder Woman 1984 isn’t exactly a sequel, despite being the second installment in Diana’s story. Gadot first began by explaining the Diana in Wonder Woman 1984 is very different than the Diana in the 2017 film:

We don’t pick up the story where we left it last, because it was 66 years ago. So she’s been living for over six decades by herself, in man’s world, serving mankind and doing good.

And this story is a story of its own. I mean, the only thing that we share in both stories is probably, you know, the fact that it’s Diana Prince and also Steve Trevor. But other than that, it’s a whole new world, and the era is different, and Diana is different, and the story is new.

Hmmm.. Interesting. So, what are your thoughts about this?