This was Mariko Tamaki’s final issue as writer before DC’s two month Future State event commenced.
Future State purported to show a possible future for DC, showcasing the next generation of heroes. It was widely believed to be a retooling of Dan Didio’s controversial 5G event, that had been in development up until the point he was effectively fired. Future State, in turn, would lead to a soft-relaunch of DC’s line under the title “Infinite Frontier”, which was rumoured to no longer follow continuity, enabling writers to tell any story they wanted without having to consider canon.
In the case of Wonder Woman’s Future State successor, it would be an Amazon named Yara Flor, who hailed from the recently discovered Brazilian tribe of Amazons.
DC were so confident in the success of this new character’s appeal, that they greenlit a new series featuring a younger Yara taking on the title of Wonder Girl, even before the one-shot came out. In addition, they also commissioned a new TV show for the CW Channel.
However, as the new Gal Gadot “Wonder Woman 1984” movie was being released globally in theatres, as well as on HBO Max in the U.S., DC still wanted to promote the existing version of Wonder woman. So Diana would also get her own one-shot during Future State, revealing that the the Amazon Princess was still alive and well even in the next few decades.