This issue formed part of the two month Future State event, following the climax of the story in Dark Nights: Death Metal 7.
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 re-launch of DC’s line under the title “Infinite Frontier”, which, following the events in Dark Nights: Death Metal #7, introduced the “Omniverse”, whereby all stories and all versions of characters throughout DC’s history became canon. With continuity no longer being a constraint, this was envisaged to enable writers to tell any story they wanted without having to consider a character’s history. Interestingly, this approach was also being adopted by AT&T, Warner Bros parent company, for all DC related movie and TV output.
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. Yara would also feature in several other Future State titles, including her own title Wonder Woman as well as Superman/Wonder Woman.
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. around this time, 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 future decades. Some of these Future State issues also featured Wonder Woman 1984 themed variant covers.