Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman was the first widely beloved film in the DCEU. Coming at a time after the polarising Batman V Superman and abysmal Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman had a gargantuan task on its hand. Anything less than very good and it could’ve been the end of the DCEU. Thankfully, Wonder Woman soared, wonderfully balancing its action, comedy and heartbreaking romance.
The chemistry between Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) and Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) was excellent and their romance felt sincere. The climactic moment that sees Steve profess his love to Diana before sacrificing himself for the greater good is a powerful and emotionally resonant moment. Which is why when it was initially announced that Chris Pine would be returning to play Steve in Wonder Woman 1984, many fans were taken aback. After all, bringing Steve Trevor back from the dead runs the risk of undoing a great moment in the first movie.
In a closeup with THR Patty Jenkins opened up about her decision to bring back the character. While she refrained from providing any narrative details, the talented helmer did say why she was eager to work with Chris Pine again, claiming that the actor has “a bunch of dimensions” to his performance.
“I’ve had it happen with several actors where you really get up to speed and you know that person, so you see this incredible skill that they’re of. So you can spin them this way, and that’s fun. You can spin them that way. Chris and I definitely have that. I also think that he has a bunch of dimensions of him that I haven’t quite seen him get to explore. Now, at this point, I’m feeling like I just want to keep working with so many of the same actors because it is so fun.”
Wonder Woman 1984 is set to hit the big screens in June 2020. The film will see the return of Gal Gadot as the titular character. Joining her will be Kristen Wiig who will be playing Cheetah, an iconic Wonder Woman villain, and Pedro Pascal in a currently undisclosed role.