Wonder Woman Sequel Synopsis and Steve’s Return

With the success of Wonder Woman this summer, a sequel for Wonder Woman has been confirmed. Patty Jenkins, along with Geoff Johns, are confirmed as writing the screenplay for the sequel, and the original production team is set to return. Although Patty Jenkins has not been confirmed as the director for this film, the basic synopsis has been released. According to DC Comics News, the sequel will be set in the 1980’s, during the time of the cold war, and Steve Trevor is expected to make an appearance. His sacrifice – while a popular movie trope – is one scene that broke the hearts of many viewers, especially because of the on-screen magic that Chris Pine brought to the role, alongside Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. 

Trevor’s Return Speculations And Possibilities

Chris Pine as Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman
Chris Pine as Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman

The news of Steve’s return for the sequel has been in the wind for a couple weeks after the movie’s release, with the confirmation only being recent. There are several ways that Steve could return to the DCEU.  The if-there-is-no-body-he-is-still-alive trope is probably in the lead, because it is one of the more popular plot mechanisms. However, it also has to be written in well and line up with the continuity of the DCEU. It could also be in the form of flashbacks and dreams, which would be easier to maintain. Screen Rant has discussed this topic a few times, most recently proposing that Steve could return, but as a descendant, instead of returned from the ashes. 

These speculations are interesting, as the story parallels the Captain America origin story: down to the death and resurrection of his best friend, AND the appearance of the descendant of his first love. It speaks volumes that superhero origin stories follow a similar plot vein across the board. However, we will only know what is in store for us when the movie is released in the future. What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments!

Credit: Screen Rant, DC Comics News

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