Now titled Wonder Woman 1984, colour us surprised when on 13 June director Patty Jenkins tweeted out the following picture as she started shooting the sequel.
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) 13 June 2018
Okay. So many questions.
How is Steve Trevor alive after that plane exploded? Why hasn’t he aged a day since 1917? An Amazon like Wonder Woman doesn’t age the same way mere mortals do, so it makes sense that she would look basically the same for about a century, but Steve is just a regular dude. Right?
Is Steve Trevor pulling a Steve Rogers? Is Chris Pine pulling a Chris Evans? We just have so many questions, that obviously won’t be placated until the release of Wonder Woman 1984.
Apparently as Hollywood Reporter has speculated there is plenty of comic book evidence that may allow Steve Trevor’s return: “The emotional threads of Diana’s loss of her first love were explored in both Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), serving as the central reason why she hid herself away from the world and feared being “a beacon” in the same way Superman was. But Wonder Woman 1984 seems to be backtracking on Wonder Woman’s confession to Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) at the end of Batman v. Superman that she walked away from man’s world for a hundred years. The previous implication was that she was absent from her role as Amazonian protector and warrior from the end of World War I to her present-day reappearance during Batman and Superman’s battle against Doomsday. But Wonder Woman 1984, which will see her face off against the Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) during the Cold War, may expose a few secrets that Diana has kept hidden from Batman and prove that even the World’s Greatest Detective doesn’t know everything.”
The other big news here appears to be that the official title of the Wonder Woman sequel is now titled Wonder Woman 1984. Gal Gadot also posted a pretty neat image herself, placing even further emphasis on that rad ’80s aesthetic.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) 13 June 2018
Patty Jenkins is playing an early game if she’s willing to show off a reveal as big as Steve Trevor’s return this early in the preceedings.
Wonder Woman 1984 is out in cinemas 1 November 2019 and we can’t wait to have this burning question answered.
If you have any theories for how Steve isn’t a distant memory and how he may somehow be in the film without using some back to the future-type storyline, weigh in below in the comments.