Wonder Woman sequel: Modern day or set in the past?

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Wonder Woman sequel: Modern day or past setting?

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  1. Hypestyle Registered

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    if Africa is visited, there's no excuse to not include Nubia.
     
  2. Silvermoth Krakoan native

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    Yaaas agreed. I mean you would have to to avoid a white saviour complex
     
  3. CaptainCanada Shield of the True North

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    No, there are huge limits. They can't have Diana do anything remotely public, most obviously.

    Having a story set in the present day doesn't mean that other superheroes need to be in it.
     
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    Although I wouldn't complain if Aquaman and/or Mera popped up (if given the choice, the latter more than the former).
     
  5. jamesb Registered

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    Well yes I know that. She also doesn't need to be set in the now. Its just fantasy! You can get away with anything! DCU made a rod for there own backs for trying to rush to a Justice League Movie. To be far though I am not a big fan of all this crossover stuff. I think as the Wonder Woman movie shows, the characters seem to work better in there own movie.
     
  6. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    We ought to have a 9 hour LOTR-style WW trilogy for the sequel set throughout the ages from WWII to modern day (making up 4 films in total, including the first movie).
     
  7. TheComicbookKid Swing n Miss

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    Just do a Warchmen style opening showing Diana through the decades helping from the sidelines but not using her costume.
     
  8. Hypestyle Registered

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    so at what point does DC American history diverge? When do they have a president different from our recent 20th century presidents?
     
  9. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    In almost all fiction based around an American presidency, it's always the current president and usually the president just before who are different. Then most of the others are the same. That's how they do it in shows like Designated Survivor or Madam Secretary among others.
     
  10. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    They could consider setting part of the sequel in the 1970s as a homage to the TV series. They could even feature the WW TV series theme song in a similar way to how the Raimi Spider-Man films utilised the Spider-Man cartoon theme by having someone like a street performer or a band playing a small segment of it within the film to Diana's amusement.
     
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    I vote sometime between the 1950s and 1970s. While I definitely want more of Themyscria and the Greek mythology (possibly a trip to the underworld?), I feel it necessary to show Wonder Woman really confront institutional sexism and the patriarchy headfirst in a way she did not in the first movie, and I would rather do it in a striking setting.

    While sexism obviously still exists (looks toward the White House), the context of her doing it during the real beginning of the modern women's liberation movement could be the most illuminating, narratively. Plus if she perhaps returned to Paradise Island after WWI ended (which would explain why she didn't do anything in regards to World War II), then we could get a movie of her really coming to see the role of women in society and how she can change that, which was her original mission statement upon creation. Add in some Greek mythology and maybe a bit of espionage spy movie flavor (it worked or X-Men: First Class) and you could have a really good movie.

    We will get plenty of time of her in the present with Justice League and its sequels, and probably Wonder Woman 3. I hope that Patty takes her time building up to that though and first really explores some of the possibilities of setting the film somewhere in the mid-20th century. It would allow her to even say more about today in a way that could be less controversial and thus still very commercial while doing everything else fans want done.
     
  12. metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    I'd prefer they not spend forever in the past, but regular flashbacks to relevant eras between her origin and today? Those would be fine, and indeed, actively desirable.
     
  13. 2kt09 Snyder Rent-Free

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    :up: Best parts of WW was the underdeveloped mythic stuff.
     

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