It seems that Warner Bros. has learned a significant lesson from the success of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman that they will be using in their DC films. That their shared cinematic universe does not need to necessarily be held by a rigid continuity.
DC Entertainment President, Diane Nelson, has explained that:
“Our intention, certainly, moving forward is using the continuity to help make sure nothing is diverging in a way that doesn’t make sense. But there’s no insistence upon an overall story line or interconnectivity in that universe. Moving forward, you’ll see the DC movie universe being a universe, but one that comes from the heart of the filmmaker who’s creating them.”
She went on to say that while Wonder Woman contained nods to Batman v. Superman which introduced Gal Gadot’s take on the iconic heroine, you don’t need to have seen that film, and that its fine as a stand-alone.
Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment’s president and chief executive officer, added that:
“The movie’s not about another movie, some of the movies do connect the characters together, like Justice League. But, like with Aquaman, our goal is not to connect Aquaman to every movie.”
It seems from this news that DC is most certainly taking a very different direction than Marvel Studios, who have created a large overarching continuity between all their films. – Jacob Campbell
Source: Comic Book Resources
The DC Extended Universe expands Nov. 17 with Justice League, which stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Raymond Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Amber Heard as Mera and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.