Spoilers ahead for Wonder Woman, if you haven’t seen it yet…
The biggest dangling question about the sequel to Warner Bros. and DC’s smash hit 2017 comic book effort Wonder Woman is still “how the hell is Chris Pine in it?” Diana’s brave WWI pilot love interest Steve Trevor kicked the bucket rather firmly at the end of the first film, and yet the publicity for Wonder Woman 1984 has been very upfront about showing the character’s return, in a track suit no less.
In a new interview with AM To DM, director Patty Jenkins has confirmed that she was planning to bring back Pine in the midst of mulling ideas for the sequel, and before the first film was even finished.
“I thought of what this next movie should be in the middle of making the first movie, so it wasn’t a solution to ‘Oh, that worked out, let’s try to jam [Pine] in there.’ It’s all incredibly important to the story,” she explained. “It makes perfect sense, that’s all I can tell you.”
And don’t let the ridiculous mall aesthetic from what we’ve seen so far of the film fool you – apparently, Wonder Woman 1984 will be taking its ’80s setting quite seriously:
“I really felt like the 1980s was mankind at their most extreme and at their best. It was when we could do anything we wanted and we had no idea of the price yet. So we have really committed to that version of the 80s. It’s not a bunch of jokes. It’s actually the most kind of aspirational and elegant version of the 80s in many places. And then you kind of throw it away and get used to it. I enjoyed rolling around in remembering what it was like when we had no idea it was going to stop.”
You can see the full interview below…
Wonder Woman 1984 opens on June 5, 2020. You can read a complete guide to everything we know about the film right here.
In the meantime, Jenkins and Pine have been working together on a new TV series, I Am The Night, which gets underway on Jan. 28 on TNT.