The new trailer for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ depicts Diana’s reunion with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), sixty-something years after he perished in World War I. His return isn’t explained at all, but while speaking to the crowd at Brazil’s CCXP, director Patty Jenkins stressed that his resurrection isn’t just a gimmick.
“I can’t tell you [how he’s back], but here’s what I will say: We didn’t put Steve Trevor in this movie because we just wanted to put Steve Trevor in this movie. When we thought of the story for this film while we were making the first film, a eureka moment came and it couldn’t have been told without Chris Pine playing Steve Trevor. So I promise you it’s not a gimmick, it’s integral to the story, it was incredibly important that we had him and we just super enjoyed it. So it was great having Chris back but it’s also important to the story that I can’t wait for you to see.”
In the trailer, Pedro Pascal‘s Max Lord appears on TV screens in what appears to be infomercials. He entices viewers with the promise that with his help they can achieve “everything” they “always wanted.” That sounds like the normal hoo-hah offered by self-help gurus, but this is ‘Wonder Woman’, so we know there is more to it than empty promises. And in the comics, Max Lord has superpowers.
While it isn’t confirmed, it is believed that somehow Max is able to give Diana (Gal Gadot) her heart’s desire– Steve Trevor back from the dead. We may learn more as the film’s release gets closer, but this sounds like one of the picture’s biggest mysteries, so the explanation behind Steve’s return will likely remain under wraps.
Joining Gadot, Pine, and Pascal in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is Kristen Wiig, as Barbara Minerva, a.k.a. The Cheetah. The film opens on June 5, 2020.