Today Warner Bros. announced the start of production on Wonder Woman 2 and its official title: Wonder Woman 1984.
Director Patty Jenkins and lead actress Gal Gadot also released the first images from the film — one of Diana looking at a monitor of images from the ’80s — and one of STEVE TREVOR. Yes. Steve Trevor from the first film. What? How?
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 13, 2018
The images threw Twitter into a frenzy, especially since Steve Trevor died in the first film. Is Chris Pine playing the same Steve Trevor? Is Pine playing a relative of Trevor? Did Trevor time travel? You’ve got theories and so does the internet, so let’s take a look at some of the best ones out there:
Steve Trevor’s Grandson
So apparently Steve Trevor is back in #WW84 … in an 80s track suit… I'm not mad about it, I'm just really really confused – time loop? grandson? all theories welcome #WonderWomanWednesday pic.twitter.com/dtQHgmOnCu
— Trisha Hershberger 🔜 WonderCon (@thatgrltrish) June 13, 2018
This theory comes from Twitch streamer Trisha! She mentions both the time loops and Steve Trevor’s grandson. Let’s focus on the latter. So, Steve Trevor died in 1918. Let’s say, for arguments sake, that he had a son — Steve Trevor Jr. If Trevor Jr. was born in 1918, and he waited until World War II was over to have kids, he would be 31 in 1949.
Let’s say Trevor Jr. and his wife have a son in 1949 and name him Steve Trevor III. That would make Steve Trevor’s grandson, Trevor the III, 35 years old in 1984. It works! It totally works! Chris Pine is only 37, so the timeline really could add up here.
Steve Trevor is Actually Steve Rogers
OBVIOUSLY Steven Trevor ended up crashing into a very random sheet of ice, and was frozen for years and then found….
— Barbarella @ C2E2 (@youthinkmemad) June 13, 2018
This theory comes from Barbarella and she points out the spooky similarities Steve Trevor shares with another superhero Steve — Steve Rogers — who also died in a plane crash during a world war.
The connections are clearly there. Both Steves fought in great world wars. They both fell in love with women who were strong, beautiful, and powerful (Diana and Peggy Carter). They both got into planes at the end of their respective films to save the world. They both gave their lives.
So, is Stever Trevor going to be found in 1984 in a patch of ice somewhere off the coast of Germany? We’ll have to wait and see!
Diana Rescued Steve from Hades
Here's my theory on the whole Steve Trevor is alive?? I think Pedro Pascal will be Hades and he's the one who somehow brought him back to life. Maybe he snatched his soul or whatever, maybe he's immortal now…who knows. I can't wait for #WonderWoman1984
— Dammy (@Dammy_Sensei) June 13, 2018
This one comes from Dammy C and we are here for it. How could the original Steve Trevor come back if he was dead? Diana rescues his soul from Hades. Diana’s an immortal goddess, right? She can traverse mystical realms and converse with other gods like her, right?
So, Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) is god of the underworld and to redeem the soul of the man she loves, she must venture into hell to find him and bring him back. This would keep the mythology and mysticism alive in the film and hey, who wouldn’t want to see Diana slaying demons in the underworld?
Steve is a Villain in Disguise
Did everyone collectively rule out in their minds to the idea that Steve Trevor MIGHT not be Steve Trevor. Like in a world where Gods and Super beings exist, you don't think that villain might not try to use an important person in our hero's previous life to upset her??? Lol
— 𝝠sh 🌙 (@starfallgoddess) June 13, 2018
This one comes from Asher and we’re not going to lie, it hurts a little. Asher theorizes that Pine is actually playing a villain who is disguising himself or herself as Diana’s love, Steve. This could be plausible for a number of reasons.
Mainly, we know that Kristin Wiig is playing Cheetah in the film. Cheetah is a shapeshifter. In the comics, Cheetah could mainly transform between her human self — Barbara Ann Minerva — and her animal self. However, if this theory were to be true, perhaps she can transform into other people as well.
As Asher points out, this would be a very painful deception to play upon Diana and one that could leave her vulnerable to Cheetah’s plans.
Steve Trevor is a Highlander
Wait new idea: Steve Trevor is actually a Highlander and WONDER WOMAN 2 becomes a secret soft reboot of HIGHLANDER.
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) June 13, 2018
This one comes from Matt Singer, EIC at ScreenCrush. Now, this one is a little more than far fetched, but bare with us. Steve Trevor is alive in Wonder Woman 1984 because he’s… wait for it… actually an immortal Highlander!
What’s a Highlander? Glad you asked! Highlanders are immortals that can only die one way: beheading. Gruesome, we know, however, since Trevor didn’t die this way in Wonder Woman, he could still be alive!
For this to work (*wink*) the DC Extended Universe would have to be in a shared universe with the Highlander franchise. The Highlander films, television shows, books, and comics are quite an expansive franchise, so, who knows? Perhaps Steve Trevor’s identity as a Highlander will solidify what we’ve known all along: that Sean Connery would make a great Ra’s al Ghul and you can’t convince us otherwise.
Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters November 2019.