It’s Steve’s turn to be bright-eyed in Wonder Woman 1984.

When we first meet Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), he’s a world weary solider caught in the middle of a senseless war. He understands who he is and exactly what the world is like. Then he comes crashing into Diana’s world and he’s able to look around with hope. So much so that he willingly sacrifices himself because he knows that she will save everyone. That was what we thought when the film ended. However, Steve is somehow back. While the cast and crew are very mum as to how, Entertainment Weekly was able to learn a little more about what he’s going through.

It’s been 66 years since he was alive and a lot has happened. What better time to come back than the 80s? The music is upbeat and fun, the fashion is bright and creative, things seem really good. Without a war (or at least a present one), Steve is able to look at mankind more joyfully. In fact, he’s essentially taking the passenger seat, letting Diana guide him through this new world. “My role is really just as a friend, lover, boyfriend-cum-bodyguard who’s trying his best to help Diana on her mission. I’m like the Watson to her Holmes,” Pine tells EW. 

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However, just because he’s taking a passenger seat, doesn’t mean he’s not her equal in many ways. Director Patty Jenkins praised Pine’s work, calling him a “super alpha” but able to easily show his emotions. “So, from day one, I was always saying that it should almost be like Wonder Woman meets Indiana Jones, where Indiana would never be emasculated. Chris just very naturally has that quality. You can tell by meeting him that he’s warm and he’s chill and he truly appreciates women,” Jenkins told the magazine.

Pine also commented on the nature of Diana and Steve’s relationship, noting that it’s natural and fits the character perfectly. “It’s part and parcel of the spine of the lead character. And that is Wonder Woman — she leads with love and compassion and protectiveness, and these qualities that I think are nurtured by a good strong relationship.”

One of the highlights of the first film was Diana and Steve’s chemistry, dynamic and overall relationship. They worked so well together. I love that comment Patty made about Indiana Jones with Wonder Woman. They can both be independently strong and reliable without needing the other, but clearly working together gives them the best results. They’re just so great together. While I don’t know what will happen, I have a feeling we’ll have to say goodbye to Steve again and frankly, I’m not ready to do that.

What do you think? What’s your theory on how he’s returned? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more DC movie news.

Wonder Woman 1984 is directed by Patty Jenkins and written by Jenkins, Geoff Johns and David Callaham. The film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen WiigPedro PascalRavi PatelGabriella WildeNatasha RothwellSoundarya Sharma, and Kristoffer Polaha with Connie Nielson and Robin Wright. The film storms into theaters on June 5th, 2020. 

Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) in Wonder Woman 1984

Erin Lynch