Knowing how heartbreaking it was to see Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) leave Diana (Gal Gadot) to sacrifice his life by flying a plane littered with bombs up to the sky in the first Wonder Woman movie, fans wondered why the character was being set to return in Wonder Woman 1984. Why exactly did Patty Jenkins have to undo one of DC’s most meaningful deaths?
While we’re not quite certain how Trevor survived the dangerous bomb-plane-flying mission, the director of the DC Extended Universe’s Wonder Woman movie and it's sequel promises that fans are going to understand why she’s bringing back the character saying that his return in 1984 is ultimately going to make sense.
Speaking in an interview on AM To DM, Jenkins was asked about Pines return to the film. While the director couldn’t give away one of 1984’s biggest secrets, she did try to assure the DC fanbase.
"It [Pine's return] wasn't a solution to "Oh god, that worked out, let's try to jam you in there.' It's all incredibly important to the story. It makes perfect sense, that's all I can tell you,” Jenkins told the publication.
It certainly is good to hear that Jenkins isn’t just forcing Trevor to return because of his popularity in Wonder Woman. A WWI special mission’s operative, Trevor found himself on the Amazonian’s island during the war. His speech on the “war to end all wars” impassioned Diana and the two left to settle the fight between the nations. Trevor serves as the leading man in the series as well as Diana’s love interest, so it was devastating to see the character die at the end of the film.
Wonder Woman 1984 is set to release on June 5, 2020.