WONDER WOMAN 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Promises That Steve Trevor's Return "Makes Perfect Sense"

WONDER WOMAN 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Promises That Steve Trevor's Return "Makes Perfect Sense"

We still have a long list of questions about Wonder Woman 1984 and chief among them is how Chris Pine's Steve Trevor returns. Now, director Patty Jenkins has addressed that and the 1980s setting...

By JoshWilding - Jan 22, 2019 02:01 AM EST
Filed Under: Wonder Woman 1984
Wonder Woman 1984 will move the action from World War I to the 1980s so how on Earth does Steve Trevor - who died decades before this movie takes place - make his return? That remains to be seen but director Patty Jenkins has now assured fans that it's not just a gimmick and will make sense. 

"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.' It's all incredibly important to the story," she reveals. "It makes perfect sense, that's all I can tell you."

Jenkins went on to address the time period of the Wonder Woman sequel and made it clear that while she'll be drawing from her own memories, her goal is to avoid relying on familiar jokes and gimmicks about the 80s. 
 
"I really felt like the 1980s was mankind at their most extreme and at their best. It was when we could do anything we wanted and we had no idea of the price yet. So we have really committed to that version of the 80s. It's not a bunch of jokes. It's actually the most kind of aspirational and elegant version of the 80s in many places. And then you kind of throw it away and get used to it. I enjoyed rolling around in remembering what it was like when we had no idea it was going to stop."

We know that the Amazon warrior is in good hands with Jenkins but pulling off Trevor's return and having it make sense with what we've seen of Diana Prince in the present day could be a challenge. Now that the movie is coming out next June instead of this November, we have a very long time to wait before getting the answers we want. 

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Luminus
Luminus - 1/22/2019, 2:42 AM
Cheetah is magic-based. There's your answer.
Spock0Clock
Spock0Clock - 1/22/2019, 2:52 AM
It's not ultimately if an idea makes sense, but rather if it's satisfying. (And Wonder Woman 2's Trevor may be, I'm not saying it will or won't be.)

Personally, I don't care for unnecessary period pieces or prequels. You want to tell a world war story? Sure, set it in the first half of the 20th century. But all else being equal, I'd like movies in a shared universe to be as contemporaneous as possible.

Dropping a movie in the 70's or 80's or 90's doesn't give it retro style appeal to me. Usually, it just feels like a silly gimmick. (And yes, feel free to apply that to any franchise you wish.)
Scarilian
Scarilian - 1/22/2019, 3:03 AM
@Spock0Clock -
I think it depends on how the setting is used, if it is just for action sequences or costumes/music then it feels cheapened.

Bumblebee i felt that the setting became part of the plot, aspects of the movie occured because of the setting - such as the decision for the Humans to ally with the Decepticons to prevent the Decepticons potentially allying with the Soviet Union as part of the growing tension of the Cold War along with the difficulty the Decepticons faced in being able to get an army because they had to use a radio tower.

Its just when a setting has zero effect on a plot that things feel off - or if a setting is ignored beyond a few short scenes.
solargeknowles
solargeknowles - 1/22/2019, 4:23 AM
@Spock0Clock - Lol. Patty is telling a story, point blank period. She's not just setting Wonder Woman in the past for a gimmick. Stop it.
Kurne
Kurne - 1/22/2019, 2:53 AM
Ugh, no stEAKs.

:P
WackyBantha
WackyBantha - 1/22/2019, 2:54 AM
God did it.
tripttwe
tripttwe - 1/22/2019, 3:02 AM
Bed naught be no damn Skrull! (spits snuff in tin bucket *ding!)


...I should be sleeping...
Spock0Clock
Spock0Clock - 1/22/2019, 3:08 AM
@tripttwe - ....

MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 1/22/2019, 3:55 AM
@tripttwe - aw man I came here to say that
tripttwe
tripttwe - 1/22/2019, 3:06 PM
@Spock0Clock - I was channeling Snuffy Smith. Google him. Thank me later...
tripttwe
tripttwe - 1/22/2019, 5:37 PM
@Spock0Clock - This gif gets funnier the more I see it.
Kumkani
Kumkani - 1/22/2019, 3:05 AM
I'll allow it because Patty Jenkins is peng

Chris Pine is also pretty peng too
Doomsday8888
Doomsday8888 - 1/22/2019, 3:24 AM
I trust her.
bkmeijer2
bkmeijer2 - 1/22/2019, 3:40 AM
I'm betting it has something to do with gods and magic
4N6
4N6 - 1/22/2019, 4:06 AM
A) I'm pretty sure it doesn't make sense.

B) It doesn't matter because in BvS and Justice League, they heavily imply that he's dead again anyways.

So did she find a way that potentially (hopefully) makes sense to bring him back so that he can heroically sacrifice himself AGAIN?
johnnymarr
johnnymarr - 1/22/2019, 4:21 AM
I'm probably one of a few people who saw Wonder Woman and don't care about Steve Trevor in one way or another.

What I expect from WW84 is a superior third act. The third act from WW was incredibly disappointing.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 1/22/2019, 4:23 AM
He dies...again though

Steve on his Happy Death Day shit
solargeknowles
solargeknowles - 1/22/2019, 4:26 AM
Whew! I just know Patty is going to deliver an elegantly dramatic and dynamic film. I'm glueing my wig down for comic con 2019. The way she talks about WW84 gives me f**king chills.
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