Wonder Woman may be helping to found the Justice League in the “present day” of DC’s cinematic universe, but there is plenty of missing time between the WWI setting of Wonder Woman and now for the sequel to fill in. But there’s a new clue that Wonder Woman will make her return in a different, much cooler war — either that, or it’s a surprise George Orwell crossover.
Geoff Johns, an influential comics writer who more recently ascended to become DC Entertainment’s president and chief creative officer, changed the banner image on his Twitter and Facebook accounts to what looks to be an intriguing new logo for the sequel. In a font that looks like it was inspired by a retro, cathode ray tube TV, the phrase “WW84” appears. In the corner, there’s a tiny little “©WBEI” symbol, suggesting that the logo is the real deal, straight from Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Almost a year ago, in July of 2017, ScreenRant reported that Wonder Woman 2 would take place in the ‘80s, when tensions between the United States and the U.S.S.R. were high. The presumed logo that Johns shared appears to come pretty close to confirming the Cold War setting of the film, though going with ‘84, in particular, can’t help but bring to mind George Orwell’s iconic dystopian book Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Wonder Woman 2 will feature Kristen Wiig as the villain Cheetah, so it’s not going to be historically accurate on account of being a superhero movie. The year 1984 wasn’t the most eventful year of the Cold War, though tensions and the fear of nuclear annihilation were certainly high. The Soviet Union got a new general secretary in Konstantin Chernenko, then the country announced it would boycott the Summer Olympics, and Tetris came out.
Wonder Woman 2 — or maybe it’s Wonder Woman 84 — is set for a November 1, 2019 release.