WONDER WOMAN 1984: Chris Pine Reveals How Long Patty Jenkins Has Been Planning Steve Trevor's Return

WONDER WOMAN 1984: Chris Pine Reveals How Long Patty Jenkins Has Been Planning Steve Trevor's Return

There's still a lot of intrigue surrounding Steve Trevor's miraculous return from the dead in Wonder Woman 1984, and actor Chris Pine has now revealed how long director Patty Jenkins has been planning it.

By JoshWilding - Jun 23, 2020 01:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Wonder Woman 1984
Source: Games Radar

At the end of 2017's Wonder Woman, Steve Trevor made the ultimate sacrifice when he blew himself up in mid-air to save the world from a deadly poison. It was a definitive end for the character, and with Wonder Woman 1984 taking place decades later, there's no way Steve could have still been part of Diana Prince's life.

Well, the sequel has found a way to bring the hero back, and he hasn't aged a day. The means behind his resurrection remain a mystery, but actor Chris Pine did drop a few new details in an interview with Games Radar about what fans should expect from the DC Comics sequel. 

"What I will say about him is that he’s deeply, supremely excited," Pine explains. "He’s excited to be back with Diana. He’s excited about this world. Tonally, what’s different is, he’s not world-weary. He’s not jaded. It’s a complete 180 from the tone of the character of the first one."

"I thought it was a nice idea," he adds, referring to Steve being the fish out of water in a world he doesn't understand this time around. "It’s a brilliant move on [director] Patty [Jenkins'] part. That’s just one clear indication of a big tonal shift this time out."

As for how long Steve's return as been in the works, Pine confirms that it's an idea director Patty Jenkins has actually been mulling over since Wonder Woman.

"Patty, towards the end of the first one, had been marinating on an idea. So yeah, I had an idea that I would come back. I think she may have even started to break the story while we were promoting [the first film]."

What do you think the answer could be to Steve's unexpected resurrection?

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Doomsday8888 - 6/23/2020, 1:04 PM

Some will say that Chris Pine is the BEST SPIDEY EVER!!!
I know he could be a DOPE Hal Jordan from a parallel Earth! :3
Doomsday8888 - 6/23/2020, 1:33 PM
I know you want that GL movie the most, so let's bring it!!!
RolandD - 6/23/2020, 2:31 PM
@DutchCipher - That was my big disappointment when I first heard that he was cast as Steve Trevor. He and Gal really did have great chemistry together. I also still want him back as Kirk, but I doubt that will happen.
RolandD - 6/24/2020, 5:53 AM
@DutchCipher - I had not heard that. Last I heard it was still very much up in the air. If you have news on this, please let me know. Thanks.
GhostDog - 6/23/2020, 1:09 PM
“It’s a brilliant move on [director] Patty [Jenkins'] part.”
Battabing - 6/23/2020, 1:46 PM
@BlackBeltJones - I think switching the POVs of Diana and Steve in America 70+ years later is a damn good idea.
Goldboink - 6/23/2020, 2:14 PM
@Battabing -
Provided she doesn't do it in a ham fisted fashion.
GarthRanzz - 6/23/2020, 1:15 PM
At the end of 2017?!? First off the film takes place in 1918 when Steve died. If you are talking about the year the film was released, it was June of 2017.
SpideyPuffsMJ - 6/23/2020, 1:17 PM
Short answer is Jenkins just loves working with Pine. She directed him for a TNT mini-series as well. She was gonna bring him back whether it made sense or not. We'll see if it pays off, the delay hasn't done this or Black Widow any favors for me personally on the hype meter. This summer already wasn't offering much aside from TENET, but the delays are really killing whatever buzz there was
CaptCoulson - 6/23/2020, 1:21 PM
Not that I would want an Indiana Jones reboot with a younger actor anyway, if it was absolutely going to happen (and who are we kidding, it will), I'd want Chris Pine waaaaaaaaaay before Chris Pratt.

and I say that a ridiculously big Chris Pratt fan. But Pine would be a still very mainstream but more interesting choice.
soberchimera - 6/23/2020, 1:25 PM
When you can't logically bring a character back, but you want to anyway...
inkniron - 6/23/2020, 1:46 PM
@soberchimera - seems like WB's go to moving forward. Now if they can only coax Nicholson and Hackmen's ancient bones out of retirement for the Flash movie.
Battabing - 6/23/2020, 1:47 PM
@soberchimera - Don't magical returns make sense in Wonder Woman's world, though?
toylled - 6/23/2020, 1:54 PM
@soberchimera - Pretty much. Wasn't it leaked that the Mandalorian dude brings him back with a magic rock lol
Dabs - 6/23/2020, 2:05 PM
@inkniron - But...if it is indeed set in the original Burton universe...Joker's dead. Nicholson coming back wouldn't make any sense. And what's the point of Hackman without Reeve?
inkniron - 6/23/2020, 2:28 PM
@Dabs - Bringing the Joker back is the illogically bringing a character back from the dead part of the post. What's the point of Hackman without Reeve? What's the point of Keaton at all? To replace a 50yo Bats with a 70yo one only to presumably come back to a current timeline and have him replaced with a 30yo? It all feels like horrible fan fiction based of of what is a pretty weak storyline to begin with.
soberchimera - 6/23/2020, 6:37 PM
@Battabing - Yeah, but with a magic rock that allows him to take over the body of another man like in Down to Earth?
Battabing - 6/23/2020, 7:58 PM
@soberchimera -
Uh, yeah.
Like the movie Heaven Can Wait.
soberchimera - 6/23/2020, 8:37 PM
@Battabing - Yeah, I almost went with that, but thought I'd go with the most recent, I guess Chris Pine won't get punched out when he starts dancing to rap music.
MosquitoFarmer - 6/23/2020, 8:37 PM
@soberchimera - I remember the trailer for that movie. Didn't strike my fancy, and I did see bits of it here and there. But after just reading the full plot synopsis on Wikipedia...

Battabing - 6/24/2020, 7:33 AM
@soberchimera -
Yeah, never saw the one with Chris Rock.
soberchimera - 6/24/2020, 7:42 AM
@Battabing - Not a great movie, but this scene is funny...
WakandaTech - 6/23/2020, 1:46 PM
Can't Wait for these two

RolandD - 6/23/2020, 2:34 PM
His name is not Uncle Ben, so it’s legal.
PoolParty - 6/23/2020, 6:10 PM
Is this thing not out already?
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