Production on Wonder Woman 2 officially kicked off this week, bringing with it the announcement of both its title, Wonder Woman 1984, and confirmation of the fact that Chris Pine would be back as Steve Trevor in the sequel. The news has fans going crazy, of course, as they try to work out how the World War I hero can not only be alive but also not have aged at all by the 1980s.
These set videos don’t give us any answers, but they do offer us a better glimpse at Gal Gadot and Chris Pine working together again. First off, one video sees Pine playfully responding to an excited fan, mimicking her recording on her phone, while Gadot appears not to notice.
— Wonder Woman 1984 (@WonderWomanHQ) June 13, 2018
The second video is much more intriguing and looks to be footage taken during filming, revealing the content of one of the scenes in the movie. Obviously, it’s hard to make out exactly what’s happening, but it appears as if Diana’s taking the lead and showing Steve around this brave new world of the future. In particular, it looks like Trevor’s dumbstruck by some breakdancers they pass.
ok so security was tight af cos we were told that a """colgate""" commercial was being shot in the building so my dumbASS THOUGHT THAT THE DANCERS WERE THE STARS LMAO?! until i recognized gal gadot & chris pine pic.twitter.com/hRXs2llNz0
— Aria (@AriaBananaa) June 14, 2018
The fact that Steve seems to be taken aback by the trends of the 1980s suggests that this is the original character from the first film brought forward in time and not, say, his descendant who happens to have the same name and identical features. Does this mean that time travel’s used to pluck Steve from the past? Maybe, but does that undo his death?
What’s more, Diana being the one to show Steve how the world has changed is a nice inversion of their relationship in Wonder Woman, in which she was unused to the world of man. Also, the fact that Diana herself is comfortable with the 1980s hints that she didn’t hide herself away as much as we thought.