Wonder Woman 1984: Will Steve Trevor come back from the dead?


Director of Wonder Woman 1984, Patty Jenkins teases about the potential return of Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine, and reveals why she picked year 1984.

Most Wonder Woman fans know by now that Patty Jenkins is currently working on the second installment to the hit comic book movie. The sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, once again stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman — only this time, it’s set during the ’80s.

In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, the director teased bringing back Chris Pine’s character Steve Trevor. In the first movie, Trevor took one for the team by flying a bomber airplane with poison into the sky to detonate far enough away from everyone else so they would stay safe. Meanwhile, Diana fought off the manipulative and illusory God of War, Ares.

Pine’s character was a WWII-solider who had mistakenly washed ashore after his plane crashed near Themyscira, the island that serves as home to the Amazons, so he was most definitely a mere mortal.

Bringing him back from the dead leaves fans inquisitive as to what Jenkin’s plot will contain, in the BuzzFeed interview Jenkins states, “I thought of what this next movie should be in the middle of making the first movie, so it wasn’t a solution to, ‘Oh, that worked out, let’s try to jam you in there.”

Jenkin’s first Wonder Woman in 2017 was a hit, to say the least, not only because it raised a whopping $675 million worldwide but also because of the emotional impact it had on women everywhere through the film’s feminist overtones as well as having a female director. Jenkins assures that Pine’s return is not forced and that “it makes perfect sense.” The rest of the interview was looking at why Jenkin’s picked the ’80s as the era for the movie to take place in.

“I really felt like the 1980s was mankind at their most extreme and at their best,” Jenkins said, explaining how her experience growing up then influenced her choice for the movie now. “It was when we could do anything we wanted and we had no idea of the price yet.”

This insight from one of the top female directors in Hollywood gives a glimpse into what Wonder Woman could be facing next in Wonder Woman 1984 — especially since Diana’s defining characteristic is her infallible hope in humankind and optimism for the future. The world could use a bit of that now.

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In terms of release date, Wonder Woman 1984 is set to be out in theaters June 5, 2020.