Diana Prince heads into the eighties with the first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984, and somehow Steve Trevor is there too?
Patty Jenkins returns to direct a second outing for Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. This time around the story takes place in the eighties. Specifically 1984.
The Amazonian princess will face off against two new (to the big screen) antagonists. Max Lord (Pedro Pascal) and The Cheetah (Kristen Wiig). The latter is commonly considered to be the arch enemy of Wonder Woman and first appeared in comics in 1943 (Wonder Woman #6). The former, on the other hand, is a true product of the eighties having debuted in 1987 (Justice League #1).
Perhaps most baffling for fans is how love interest Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) returns for this second instalment. At CCXP Brazil this year, director Patty Jenkins wouldn’t go as far as explaining, but did want to assure moviegoers that the decision to bring him back is legitimate.
“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.” [Source Collider]
Four new character posters featuring our titular hero, Steve Trevor, The Cheetah and Lord Max have also been released via the Wonder Woman twitter account.
— Wonder Woman (@WonderWomanFilm) December 8, 2019
Wonder Woman 1984 is due for release in cinemas on June 5th 2020.