Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Wonder Woman.
Could Steve Trevor return to the Wonder Woman franchise in a sequel? Believe it or not, that seems to be a question that’s circulating in Tinsel Town. Without a doubt. Chris Pine’s portrayal of the World War I spy was a huge part of the film’s success, and it’s understandable why the studio and filmmakers would bat this question around.
Speaking with Fandango, director Patty Jenkins discussed the prospect of seeing Steve Trevor in a future flick.
"All I can say is it was a dilemma. It's something I hope we don't talk about in the public [because] I want people to see, but it's very hard to know which characters will be in the next movie because of the time period, so it's a big question."
It’s an interesting statement, and I have to wonder if she’s mostly unsure how to answer that question, due to spoilers in the film. Regardless, there are two reasons why that prospect needs to be questioned.
Number one, the potential time period. While there have been conflicting reports of where they plan to take Wonder Woman 2, the most recent one from Jenkins stated that they seem ready to tackle the character in a contemporary setting. Not sure I need to clarify that someone is who was thirty-something in the 1910s would not likely be alive in the 2010s.
Of course, the biggest red flag here comes in the form of Steve Trevor’s death. Yup. The dude get blown up in an airplane full of explosive gas. It seems like there’s little chance of him surviving that. Though, we can’t forget that these are comic book movies, and as such, no one is ever truly dead forever. Hell, a similar thing happened to Bucky Barnes in the MCU. But when a death has as emotional of an impact as it did in Wonder Woman, the last thing you want to do is undercut that.
Based on Jenkins' statement, it sounds to me like she's very hesitant to answer any questions for fear of spoiling the character's fate. He is, after all, the secondary lead in the film, and that's something you'd hate to be spoiled for you going in.
What do you think? Should the sequel bring back Steve Trevor? If so, how should they do it? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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