When Wonder Woman arrived in 2017, it became the first thing everyone could agree on in the DC Extended Universe. From the controversial Man of Steel in 2013 to the universally-panned Justice League four years later, every DC film found itself mired in arguments over Zack Snyder's dark and gritty vision. But Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman was not only lauded as the best film from the series so far, but it was also the most hopeful. A sequel was inevitable. But these details in the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer will only make fans appreciate what Jenkins is doing even more.
Jenkins came into the sequel project with a pair of problems. Diana Prince's love interest, Steve Trevor, was dead. And Justice League had turned that death into an issue that kept her from saving the world for the last century and unfit to lead the Justice League, even though she was far superior to all her male counterparts.
But Jenkins' set the Wonder Woman sequel in the 1980s anyway, despite Justice League's claims to the contrary that Prince had not been active during that time. Jenkins seems to have disregarded any continuity with the flopped film. Not only is Wonder Woman kicking ass and taking names, but she's also doing it with Trevor by her side.
But it's the details Jenkins works in that makes this trailer super-interesting.