Producer Charles Roven has revealed Wonder Woman 1984‘s place in the DCEU.
The DC Extended Universe has been in a weird state since the failure of Justice League and its unclear if the the shared universe even exists anymore. Characters like Wonder Woman and Aquaman have gone on to develop successful franchises and both have sequels on the way. The first solo films acknowledge the DCEU, but it doesn’t seem like the sequels will.
Back in 2018, Heroic Hollywood got the chance to visit the set of Wonder Woman 1984 and talk with Executive Producer Charles Roven. Roven revealed that the events of the DCEU are “irrelevant” to the movie. “All of the events of this film take place before Justice League, they take before they take place before Man Of Steel” said Roven. “So you can look at it as a standalone because those things are irrelevant because the entire timeframe of the film happens in Themyscira, in the time in a place where time doesn’t exist. And also, everything that takes place in the film happens from, let’s just say Armistice day until the end of this movie, which is still in 1984.”
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Full details on the Wonder Woman 1984 plot are being kept under wraps, but the film is said to follow Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince as she comes into conflict with a formidable new adversary named Cheetah and businessman Maxwell Lord.
Directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she co-wrote with David Callaham and a treatment she developed with Geoff Johns, the film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright.
Here is the official synopsis for the first film:
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
The first film is now available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD while Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in theaters on October 2, 2020. Stay tuned for more updates on Charles Roven and the future of the DCEU. Also, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!