A few heads were scratched when was first rumoured that Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor would be returning for the sequel to Warner Bros. smash hit DC blockbuster Wonder Woman, and this turned to outright confusion when we got our first look at Steve in Wonder Woman 1984, looking pretty much identical to how he did prior to his death some seventy years earlier.
Steve’s return didn’t come as a surprise to Pine however, as the Outlaw King star has revealed to Radio 1 that director Patty Jenkins let him in on her plans during production on the first movie:
“Patty had told me this idea somewhere in the middle of the first one. And when Patty gets an idea, it’s a pretty powerful thing, because you can see the kernel land in the dirt and then all of a sudden it just starts growing and it becomes a tree… She can make you do anything.”
As yet, there’s been no official explanation as to how Steve finds himself alive in 1984, although there have been some rumours which – although unconfirmed – may potentially contain some spoilers. If you’re interested, you can read about it here.
Wonder Woman 1984 sees Gal Gadot once again leading the cast as Diana Prince alongside the returning Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Ewen Bremner (Charlie), Said Taghmaoui (Sameer), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe), Doutzen Kroes (Venelia) and new additions Kristen Wiig (Ghostbusters) as Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Natasha Rothwell (Love, Simon), Ravi Patel (Master of None, Grandfathered) and Gabriella Wilde (Doctor Who, Poldark) in an as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on June 5th 2020.