New details of the much-anticipated Wonder Woman sequel have emerged, with images of a familiar face revealing a major spoiler.
Director Patty Jenkins on Thursday released a still from the coming film, Wonder Woman 1984, showing Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor alive and well.
Jenkins shared the photograph of Pine reprising his role with the caption: “Welcome to WONDER WOMAN 1984, Steve Trevor! #WW84”.
Trevor is pictured, albeit confused, in a 1980s-inspired all-black tracksuit and a pair of Nike Cortez sneakers.
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 13, 2018
Trevor’s stunning return came as a surprise to DC Universe fans, after he heroically sacrificed himself at the end of the first movie during a dramatic World War I fight sequence.
Despite how implausible his survival might be, theories linked to the Wonder Woman comic book and TV series suggest Trevor’s fate is anything but surprising.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, sporadic relaunches and reboots of the franchise, and Wonder Woman’s love interest’s already inconsistent timeline opened the door for future appearances.
A popular surmise of the limitless rules of the comic-book world state Trevor could have been saved from his original fate by a time jump, Comicbook.com reports.
In the comics, Trevor did not die during his first mission with Wonder Woman.
Meanwhile the film’s star Gal Gadot also shared a teaser showing Diana Prince standing in front of an ominous number of TV screens.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 13, 2018
Jenkins had previously revealed the coming superhero sequel would be set in the US during the Cold War.
Kristen Wiig joins as the DC Universe as Wonder Woman’s arch rival Cheetah. Narcos’ Pedro Pascal is also cast in an undisclosed key role.
Wonder Woman 1984, which will hit cinemas on November 1, 2019, is the eighth instalment in the DC Universe franchise. It is the fourth film featuring Gadot’s Diana Prince.