With the arrival of DC Fandome, the massive WB digital fan conference, comes an onslaught of reports, trailers, exclusives, and divulges, beginning with a new trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. There’s a lot to choose aside right here with big Cheetah moments and a few teases of the maniacal Maxwell Lord, however the greatest shock is the affirmation that Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) has in some way survived being shot down by Physician Poison’s henchmen in 1954 on the climax of the primary Surprise Girl film, and even stranger the truth that he too apparently hasn’t aged.
It is going to probably have some followers respiration a sigh of aid, as many puzzled if Patty Jenkins would observe within the footsteps of the traditional Surprise Girl TV present, during which, alongside the time leap, Diana grew to become concerned with Steve Trevor’s ancestor. It could have been a wierd and daring transfer for the film, however this selection makes much more sense… till you begin to consider how he’s nonetheless alive. Fortunately, there are many years of comedian books to pore over to strive make sense of what’s occurring right here. We have now just a few comic-based theories that can assist you parse simply how Steve Trevor survived…
Idea #1: Aphrodite Resurrects Steve
Within the new trailer, we hear her lover say, “Diana take a look at you, it’s like not at some point has handed.” So we all know that it’s actually him, the identical good ol’ Steve. There’s additionally loads of humorous fish-out-of-water moments that spotlight that he has probably not been residing within the fashionable world for lengthy. Within the comics, Steve has an extended historical past of dying and being resurrected—like most superhero characters—that started within the late ’60s when he was killed off after years of making an attempt to trick Diana into marrying him. That was not the tip of Steve, who was introduced again to life by the goddess Aphrodite, which finally may occur right here.
Surprise Girl established the idea of the Gods and Goddesses as actual and key to the lore of Themyscira and the Amazons who dwell there. If Aphrodite believed that Steve Trevor was key to the battles to return, there’s a honest probability that she could have performed a component in saving him. One thing that’s instantly completely different from the comics right here, nonetheless, is the truth that Steve is identical outdated blonde hunk that he was earlier than, whereas within the traditional DC supply materials he comes again because the very completely different brown-haired hunk often known as Steve Howard (lol).