Steve Trevor lives! But how, exactly?
Now that production on Wonder Woman 1984 has officially begun – Georgetown swung its doors open to the DC sequel just yesterday – writer-director Patty Jenkins sent comic book fans into a tizzy by confirming that, yes, Chris Pine’s dashing World War I pilot will become the pic’s man out of time.
The filmmaker offered precisely zero context for the image, which found Steve Trevor, dazed and confused, trying to make sense of the 1980s whilst in the midst of a cavernous shopping mall. He’s not the only WW84 star baffled by the new era, either, after yesterday brought forth our first peek at the Immortal Warrior herself, Diana Prince, mesmerized by a series of retro televisions.
Circling back to the question at hand, though, and ComicBook.com has compiled a series of theories as to why – nay, how – Steve Trevor has returned for Wonder Woman 1984.
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Per CB, we know Steve Trevor has died multiple times in the original comics – in “Wonder Woman #180,” for instance, he was killed at the hand of Doctor Cyber, after Diana sacrificed her god-like abilities in order to be with her muse. Against all odds, he returned eight years later, replete with a new name: Steve Howard.
He was also killed soon thereafter, but there’s a caveat; the resurrected Steve Trevor wasn’t Steve Trevor at all, but the god Eros. Perhaps the most intriguing theory concerns “Wonder Woman #322,” in which the goddess Aphrodite plucked Steve Trevor 2.0 from another, Earth-like world and bestowed him with the memories, personality, and quirks of Diana’s one true love. Also of note? That particular issue was published in 1984…
This is all hearsay for now, of course, as Patty Jenkins is keeping a pretty tight lid on Wonder Woman 1984 ahead of its release in November of 2019. Besides, the shot of Chris Pine’s war soldier may turn out to be nothing more than a ghostly vision, given he hasn’t aged in the 60-odd years since World War I.