Wonder Woman 1984 Is Not A Sequel, Says Gal Gadot


San Diego Comic-Con certainly lived up to the “largest convention of its kind in the world” title in 2018. I mean, pick your poison: Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, David Yates’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Andy Muschietti’s IT: Chapter Two, the list goes on. Truthfully speaking, Hall H really did have something for everyone, and if comic book cinema is your preferred venom (pun intended), well then, you must be still riding the contact high.

Whether Marvel or DC is your brand of choice, SDCC came through in spades. Shazam!, Venom, Aquaman; all of our favourite superheroes came out to play, but we’re here to talk about Wonder Woman 1984.

Although we did expect the Patty Jenkins-directed sequel to swing by Hall H, we weren’t prepared, on the other hand, for Diana of Themyscira to come toting an exclusive clip, which is just what she did. Unfortunately, the footage will not be making the journey online, but Gal Gadot did drop an even more intriguing tidbit of minutiae.

At the DC panel this morning/afternoon, Gadot revealed that Wonder Woman 1984 is “not a sequel.” Peculiarly enough, according to Israeli-born actress, the film is “a new chapter…a whole new movie.” Naturally, Gadot failed to elaborate on her comment, but the remark will undoubtedly prove to be an interesting plot point, especially given that Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), who gave his life during the climax of Wonder Woman, will be involved somehow.

Wonder Woman 1984 is now roughly a month into principal photography. However, at this early stage of production, story specifics remain sparse. We’ve yet to see Kristen Wiig in her Cheetah attire, Pedro Pascal’s character remains a question mark, and we still don’t know how, exactly, Chris Pine will return from the dead. Nonetheless, seeing as Wonder Woman is the only successful release thus far for Worlds of DC, I doubt the unknown will scare off many fans.