So uh... why are they trying to distance from the original film? Better yet, does anyone at DC have any idea what they're doing? I was interested in the film, but everything I've heard about it is so confusing that it will take a lot to get me in a theater to see it at this point...
The original Wonder Woman sits in a weird place for the DC films because it was a well received movie sandwiched in between a couple poorly received ones. With Shazam and Aquaman clearly being positioned as the start of the "New DCEU" as it were, I can see them feeling like they have to try and distance WW84 from what came before. Even it that includes its own prequel. Especially when people aren't quite ready to be receptive to DC's films again (look how quickly people started breaking out the old "they don't know what they're doing!" posts in here over a bad interview).
I do think it's a bit silly, though. People liked the first Wonder Woman. Just lean into that and ignore the movies that surrounded it.
Jenkins does indeed envision this latest Wonder Woman installment as a strike against sequelitis: “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 installments.”
Makes me wonder how Winter Soldier would be with the same reasoning: Cap just walking around 50 years later with Bucky in casual clothes... like nothing happened, talking about cell phones and Youtube... just an unrelated adventure fighting Serpent Society.
So exactly the opposite of what most people want then. =/
Reading about all these different joker movies, the new Batman, how they might be rebooting Suicide Squad... like, I don't even want to waste my time. There's nothing to get invested in if it's just a bunch of standalone movies.