Chris Pine, is that you?
Our skin is clear, our crops are thriving, the sun is shining and we finally have an exciting first look at the new Wonder Woman sequel, which has us all in a tizzy at the office. The new film is called Wonder Woman 1984 and one interesting still made us hit the roof – namely, one of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. Yeah, Gal Gadot’s cute love interest who ended up dying at the end of the last film. (Or so we thought.)
Until now, we thought that Chris Pine had kicked the bucket after courageously sacrificing himself at the end of the first Wonder Woman. BUT APPARENTLY NOT.
In fact, a new movie still shows that Steve Trevor is alive and well – if not a little confused by his khaki tracksuit.
Patty Jenkins, who will be returning to direct Wonder Woman 1984, confirmed the news on Twitter saying, ‘Welcome to WONDER WOMAN 1984, STEVE TREVOR!’
We have SO MANY QUESTIONS. First of all, how? And why? And does Diana Prince know? What. Is. Happening?!
The team’s been keeping pretty tight-lipped about his reappearance in the series, however we have managed to glean some info about the new film. It’s set in the 1980s, so between the first film and the Justice League film that Diana popped her head into. (We don’t talk about the latter.) Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will have to face off against a brand new super-villain in the upcoming sequel: The Cheetah, played by Kristin Wiig. Pedro Pascal of Game of Thrones will also be part of the star-studded cast, so here’s hoping he has a better run of it in the DC universe.
The first film was a major win for women, both onscreen and off. Its director Patty Jenkins became the highest paid female director ever off the back of it, the film smashed through box office records and people responded to its strong feminist message, from celebrating little details like the way they resisted turning it into an eye candy fest.
Gal Gadot has also since taken her responsibility as an IRL Wonder Woman to heart, as she’s become an outspoken advocate for gender equality in the industry and threw her voice behind Hollywood’s Me Too movement in a Critic’s Choice speech. She also reportedly threatened to walk from Wonder Woman unless alleged sexual harasser Brett Ratner was fired as a producer. (Give ‘em hell, Gal.)
Here’s hoping the second film is just as good as the first and we can’t wait to hear that iconic theme tune blare through the speakers again. Wonder Woman 1984 will be released worldwide on November 1, 2019.