Details of Patty Jenkins follow-up to 2017’s ‘Wonder Woman’ have started to trickle through from one of the producers that confirms ‘1984’ will not be a sequel.
Producer Charles Roven has hinted to Vulture that there will be hardly anything tying the two films together and that Gal Gadot’s ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will, in fact, be a standalone movie much like we would expect from ‘Bond’.
“[Jenkins] was just determined that this movie should be the next iteration of Wonder Woman but not a sequel. And she’s definitely delivering on that. 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.”
“It’s a stand-alone film in the same way that Indiana Jones or Bond films are, instead of one continuous story that requires many instalments.”
Patty Jenkins returns to take the helm after the Super Hero’s first outing saw it take a record-breaking $822 million at the worldwide box office. Gal Gadot also returns as the titular superhero.
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Joining Gal Gadot on the cast list is Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal who could possibly be playing Max Lord, a razor-sharp and powerful businessman who was a thorn in the side of the Justice League. Chris Pine also returns from the dead as Steve Trevor. Robin Wright is also expected to appear in a flashback scene with co-star Connie Nielson as Diana’s mother Queen Hippolyta.
Joining Jenkins behind the scenes are several members the Wonder Squad, including director of photography Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“Amélie”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“Topsy-Turvy”). Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (“United 93”) will cut the film. Hans Zimmer will also return to the DC universe after effectively ‘retiring’ from the comic book genre after Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, to provide the score.
Production is well underway and is taking place in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands. The film is set for a release on November 1st 2019.