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Chris Pine Hints That Wonder Woman 1984 Will Be the Last We See of Steve Trevor

Will the highly anticipated sequel be Steve Trevor's swan song?

Chris Pine in Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

While doing interviews at the premiere of his new TNT miniseries I Am the Night, Chris Pine was asked about his future with the Wonder Woman film series. Pine told Entertainment Tonight, “I think Steve’s done … I think Steve’s done his bit. I wish them all the luck in the world.” Will this be the one true end of Steve Trevor?

Everyone figured that Trevor would not return for the Wonder Woman sequel, given his self-sacrifice at the end of the first film. Yet fans were surprised and puzzled to see Pine in character on the set of Wonder Woman 1984, looking resplendent in his jumpsuit and fanny pack. Details are still scarce about Trevor’s resurrection: is it the handiwork of Urzkartaga, the African god who gives Cheetah her powers?

Or is it one of the panoply of Greek gods that appear in the Wonder Woman comics run. The source of Trevor’s resurrection is surely tied to Pedro Pascal’s unnamed character, who many have thought could be Maxwell Lord, Hades, or some reincarnation of Ares. Hades makes the most sense, as he has the ability to bring people back from the dead, which could explain Steve’s resurgence.

Patty Jenkins, director and executive producer of I Am the Night, responded to Pine’s claim by saying, “We’ll see … Chris and I will be working together plenty more, one way or the other.” Jenkins has recently revealed that she has plans for the third film in the Wonder Woman series, saying, “I have pretty clear plans for Wonder Woman 3 … Whether I [direct] it or not, I see how her arc should end in my incarnation of Wonder Woman. I have great passion for that.”

While Wonder Woman can surely stand alone without Steve Trevor, hopefully Wonder Woman 1984 will allow Diana some closure regarding his death. The character not only serves as a plot device to bring Diana out of Themyscira and into the world of men, but he also gives her a reason to believe in the goodness of mankind. Steve Trevor is the reason that Diana believes humanity is noble and worth defending.

Trevor’s return also promises an interesting shift in power. In the first film, Trevor guides Diana through life during wartime. But in 1984, Trevor will likely need some guidance of his own, having to adjust to the massive time jump that Diana has already lived through. Now it’s Steve Trevor’s turn to be a stranger in a strange land, which holds some exciting narrative potential.

Whatever happens, we know this much is true: it’s going to be a long damn wait until June 5th, 2020.

(via io9, image: Warner Bros.)

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