Big things are happening in the DC Extended Universe. We're currently gearing up for the respective releases of Aquaman and Shazam!, both of which will occur within the next year, and then we have the release of Wonder Woman 1984. There's a lot of enthusiasm to see what Patty Jenkins can do with her follow-up to the smash hit original, and the first-look at the production of the sequel has whetted our appetites for one particular reason: Chris Pine is somehow back as Steve Trevor!
Now, with Wonder Woman 1984's November 1, 2019 release date getting closer, we have decided to dive into the reveal of Steve Trevor and hash out how the beloved hero can return for the sequel. With so many exciting possibilities on the table, let's start things off by addressing the fact that this might be a son or grandson of the man we saw in the first film.
A Descendant Of Steve Trevor
When the first image of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor dropped online, many fans were quick to voice their collective confusion over the fact that he had seemingly survived the events of the original Wonder Woman. However, some fans of the classic Wonder Woman storylines from the 1970s were quick to recognize the possibility that this version of Steve Trevor is a descendant of the man seen in the first film. Sure, he looks exactly like the original Steve Trevor, and that's not at all how genetics work, but bringing Steve Trevor Jr. or Steve Trevor III into the fold would be an excellent way to honor the Lynda Carter era of Wonder Woman stories and allow Patty Jenkins to embrace the inherent absurdity of the comic book world.
If the year 1984 and time travel feel like natural fits for one another, that's because James Cameron's original Terminator movie debuted that year. Going one step further, however, we need to consider the possibility that time travel is somehow responsible for the survival of Steve Trevor and his eventual arrival in this new era. The science fiction/fantasy trope has played an integral role in numerous classic DC stories over the years, and with a Flashpoint movie currently in development with Game Night directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley at the helm, we need to consider the possibility of Steve Trevor's survival having something to do with the "time boom" caused by Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) when he went back to save his mother from her untimely death.