Why Patty Jenkins Picked 1984 As The Era For The 'Wonder Woman' Sequel

With ‘Wonder Woman 1984‘ set in the ’80s, many fans have wondered what reason the specific year was picked and director Patty Jenkins has shared why. Now, don’t get your hopes up that Jenkins is also going to give away any plot points in this but the reasoning behind the era and specific year of 1984 being the focus of the movie are shared below.

We’re already excited to not only see Gal Gadot return and are dying to see how Chris Pine does, but the time jump will clearly be important for the film as well.


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According to Jenkins:

“All I can say is that 1984 itself is definitely very evocative to what’s important in that movie and resonates with right now. 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.”

This sounds like she has squashed the rumors that the idea will have anything to do with George Orwell’s iconic ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and instead might have Wall Street somehow play into the plot. We do know that the Cold War will play into the plot somehow as Wonder Woman will go head-to-head with the Societ Union and Cheetah but not precisely how it all will take place.

Are you looking forward to ‘Wonder Woman 1984’? Were there any specific events in 1984 that you think will be referenced in the upcoming film? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will be lassoing up audiences in your local theater on June 4th, 2020!


Source: Deadline