Although most of the DCEU has been set in a chronological order, Wonder Woman has been the rare exception, and Wonder Woman 2 is no different. Though Wonder Woman first appeared in the film franchise during Batman V Superman, the majority of her debut movie was set during World War I. Wonder Woman 2 writer-director Patty Jenkins confirmed a long-held rumour that the sequel is set in the 1980s, while in attendance at the ongoing CinemaCon, according to reports coming out of that convention. This ought to make for a pretty drastic change of pace when compared to the original movie after it whisked viewers off to a mainland Europe crippled by World War I.
*Note that at this time, we do not have any quotes from Patty Jenkins.
There had long been rumours about the story being set in the 1980s, but they were never made official until now. Rumours were first heard about the potential 1980s setting shortly after Wonder Woman debuted in theaters. While many had assumed the sequel would return to the present-day timeline that bookends the main story in the first Wonder Woman, this new story set in the 1980s will allow the sequel to bring back Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, who will likely have to be aged up quite a bit. However, if Pine does appear in the sequel, that doesn’t mean Steve’s alive, it could just be apart of an extended hallucination or dream sequence for Diana. Bringing Steve back from the dead would be anti-climatic.
It’s likely that Wonder Woman 2 will take on a darker tone. The sequel will likely explore how Diana removed herself from the world as she goes up against one of her most famous villains, the villainous Cheetah, played by Kristen Wiig. Pedro Pascal (Narcos) is also in the film in an unspecified role.
Wonder Woman 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on November 1, 2019.
Source: Screen Rant