Wonder Woman 1984 is looking to be a superior sequel to the already good Wonder Woman movie, with fans loving what they've seen from the first trailer. However, due to Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill leaving the franchise and James Gunn's The Suicide Squad not being seen as a proper sequel to the original 2016 film, many were worried that 1984 would be another case of a soft reboot. Director Patty Jenkins has assured fans that this is a proper sequel, albeit one with a completely different look and perspective.
Because Steve Trevor's presence wasn't enough to convince dumb fans that this is a proper sequel. SMH.
Speaking with Total Film (via GamesRadar), Jenkins acknowledged that the movie would be a sequel to the 2017 Wonder Woman film. The director is aware of fan concern in regards to the DCEU erasing Zack Snyder's work but that doesn't appear to be the case with 1984. As far as we're concerned, everything Snyder has worked on is still canon, at least until The Batman.
"There was a little period of time where people got very upset, and questioning: ‘Is it not a sequel? Is it a total reboot?' It is a sequel, insofar as nothing is contradicted between the two movies. But it's very important to me that it's not more of the first movie."
Honestly, we're not sure why fans would think this way since Steve Trevor appearing in the trailer should have been a big enough indication of this being a sequel. Then again, as we mentioned earlier, DC telling people that The Suicide Squad isn't a proper sequel to the 2016 film is probably why they feel that way.
Wonder Woman 1984 is currently scheduled for an August release.