Wonder Woman 1984 Won't Be a Sequel

Clay Enos, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC
Clay Enos, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC

Patty Jenkins's 2017 big-screen version of Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, was a massive commercial and critical hit. So it was hardly surprising when Warner Bros. announced that they were greenlighting a sequel shortly after the original film's release. But now sources close to the second installment in the franchise are saying that Wonder Woman 1984 won't be a sequel at all.

The upcoming film will feature Wonder Woman in a completely new adventure, which is partly why Jenkins chose to title it Wonder Woman 1984 as opposed to Wonder Woman 2, according to producer Charles Roven.

"[Jenkins] was just determined that this movie should be the next iteration of Wonder Woman but not a sequel,” Roven told Vulture. “And she’s definitely delivering on that. It’s a completely different time frame and you’ll get a sense of what Diana/Wonder Woman had been doing in the intervening years. But it’s a completely different story that we’re telling. Even though it’ll have a lot of the same emotional things, a lot of humor, a lot of brave action. [It] tugs at the heart strings as well.”

Though Jenkins has not confirmed this herself, a source close to the director told Vulture that Wonder Woman 1984 is indeed a standalone film. “It’s a standalone film in the same way that Indiana Jones or Bond films are, instead of one continuous story that requires many installments,” the source said.

Fans have already taken to social media to argue the semantics of what constitutes a "sequel," and they'll have a while to continue that conversation. Wonder Woman 1984 is set for a June 5, 2020 theatrical release.

A Stranger Things Fan Is Selling Epic Demogorgon Dog Costumes on Etsy

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
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Stranger Things is great at placing the truly terrifying alongside the absolutely adorable. One minute we are gushing over Eleven and Mike’s teen romance, and the next we’re jumping off the couch at the sight of those possessed by the Mind Flayer.

No matter how seamless the Duffer Brothers' Netflix series is in weaving together these moments, it seems like it would be impossible to make the Demogorgon cute. But somehow, one crafty fan has done just that.

Etsy shop ThatCraftyFriendShop has created Demogorgon headpieces that fit perfectly on your dog’s head.

People reports that the headpieces range in size from extra small (for 5- to 10-pound dogs) all the way to extra large (for dogs over 75 pounds). Prices range from $25 to $75, depending on the size of your four-legged friend.

These wool and felt doggy costumes are perfect for Halloween, or even a Stranger Things watch party while you continue to binge and re-binge the third seasonwith a decked-out doggy by your side.

[h/t People]

J.K. Rowling Reveals How San Francisco Inspired Major Harry Potter Location

Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images
Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

The award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is about to open at the Curran Theater in San Francisco. The two-part drama takes place 19 years after the events in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and depicts Harry’s life as his son, Albus, is about to begin school at Hogwarts.

J.K. Rowling has pointed out that San Francisco had a deep influence on the original Harry Potter novels, SFGate reports. In the video below, Rowling talks about how Alcatraz, the infamous former prison, inspired her creation of Azkaban.

"[San Francisco] is a very distinctive, special place—I love the feel of it, I love the architecture,” Rowling said. “I've actually said this before, but Azkaban is a combination of Alcatraz and Abbadon, which is an old word for hell. I squeezed those words together. The idea of the rock in the middle of the ocean was directly inspired by a visit to Alcatraz."

With its mist and Gothic mood, it’s no wonder this slice of San Francisco inspired a big part of the Harry Potter world.

[h/t SFGate]

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