Without giving away the narrative reasons as to why Chris Pine‘s Steve Trevor is back for ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ director Patty Jenkins has shared her personal reasons as to why the actor is returning. It seems that when the director enjoys working with actors she pushes to continue that working relationship in other films when possible.
This is likely also the reason why she had cast him in her TV mini-series ‘I Am the Night.’
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It isn’t just that Jenkins likes Pine as an actor though, but it is what he brings to the table in his roles that had her wanting to continue their working relationship as she shares:
“I’ve had it happen with several actors where you really get up to speed, and you know that person, so you see this incredible skill that they’re of. So you can spin them this way, and that’s fun. You can spin them that way. Chris and I definitely have that. I also think that he has a bunch of dimensions of him that I haven’t quite seen him get to explore. Now, at this point, I’m feeling like I just want to keep working with so many of the same actors because it is so fun.”
If you’re wondering what the “bunch of dimensions of him that I haven’t quite seen him get to explore” mean, some of that might have been hinted at in a recent interview with Pine as the actor stated that his role would be different this time around:
“I found this time, the tables had turned on me as a man, in terms of how I interacted and played on the screen. I loved, as the character, my woman. My partner. She’s my partner. So that came to define this man. What a wonderful thing, as a character, to be in love. As a man on screen in a big film, it was interesting because my ego comes out: ‘Well, I want the big f–king fight. Let me climb something.” And Patty’s like, ‘No, not about you.’ She said, ‘not about you’ more times making this film.”
We already saw Steve Trevor take the back seat to Wonder Woman in the first film, and there are multiple reasons why this trend will likely continue. In ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ we’ll not only see him as a fish out of water in a new era (assuming he is brought back to life in the ’80s), but also that Diana will have become accustomed to living with humanity and what that looks like.
However, don’t think that the two having a great working relationship means that we’ll see Steve Trevor in every future ‘Wonder Woman’ movie that Jenkins directs as Pine has stated that he doesn’t think he will be back for the third movie. It currently isn’t set to be a period piece so it feels like his return will either be short-lived or that he’ll be dying once again.
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will be lassoing up audiences in your local theater on June 4th, 2020!