Roven stated there is not going to be tie-ins to the bigger DCEU, including: “One of many issues that Patty has [done], and I don’t know what’s going to occur sooner or later as a result of we don’t even know the place this might go, however particularly she needed to ensure that we had the character within the universe that was standalone, in order that we may proceed her character with out having to weave [in] the opposite characters.”
For Roven, this alternative shouldn’t be a lot about opting out of a shared cinematic universe, which he by no means explicitly stated Marvel Lady 1984 does or doesn’t do, however fairly about specializing in the character and world of Diana.
“We needed to simply be sure we may cope with her themes,” Roven provides. “That’s what I used to be saying earlier. We haven’t completed telling her story. We needed to focus on her. We felt that if we didn’t choose a time earlier than, let’s say, the DC Universe began with Man of Metal as a result of every little thing advanced from that, after we had been doing every little thing that handled the time after that. We felt that we simply wanted to deal with her like we did on Marvel Lady.”
When discussing the topic with Jenkins, the director downplayed even any connections to the earlier Marvel Lady movie, saying: “I believe there are little issues [that connect to a larger story], however these issues come secondarily to the story [for this film]. I’m not an enormous fan of doing chapter two of a seven-chapter story. That’s simply not my jam. I really feel like which will occur in the best way background, however each film for my part that I wish to make needs to be its personal nice film, and I sort of like to consider them that manner. So I’ve my very own concepts about what [Diana’s] overarching arc is, of the entire thing, however it’s the story [for this specific film] first.”
Whereas each Jenkins and Roven appear to wish to play down connections between Marvel Lady 1984 and another DCEU movie (maybe in an effort to herald an viewers who hasn’t seen all and even any of the opposite DCEU movies), there are some unavoidable connections. Essentially the most evident one: the miraculous return of Steve Trevor, who died on the finish of Marvel Lady and whose loss Diana was nonetheless mourning in the course of the occasions of Justice League.