The answer might lie in Patty Jenkins’ upcoming superhero movie, her follow-up to her hugely successful Wonder Woman movie, Wonder Woman 1984.
Not much is really known about the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, apart from that Gal Gadot is returning as the titular character, and somehow Chris Pine is also coming back as Steve Trevor.
We also know that Pedro Pascal is playing Maxwell Lord and Kristen Wiig as the villainous Cheetah.
Wonder Woman 1984 is set to hit theatres on June 5th, 2020, and we’re now hearing that it could end up being very important for the future of the DCEU moving forward.
It could all have to do with Steve returning from the dead, which could end up changing everything that came before it.
It’s not known how he’s going to be returning to the film, but we do know that in Batman Vs Superman and Justice League, Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince reveals that Steve’s death caused her to isolate herself from the world of men until he decided to come back after Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luther found an old picture of her and she was forced out of hiding.
Wonder Woman 1984 could change the DCEU’s past
This interesting little bit of information was then questioned in a recent article in Empire Magazine, in which they posited that Wonder Woman 1984 could end up changing the timeline, meaning that Batman Vs Superman and Justice League never happened, thus wiping those films and the events in the movies out from the DCEU completely.
Barring flashbacks, Diana’s home of Themyscira remains (presumably) closed to her. Sixty-six years since the end of World War I, her old comrades are dead and her Justice League fellows are still children. This Diana faces the world entirely isolated and alone.
Except, of course, for the biggest mystery of this film: Chris Pine is apparently back as Steve Trevor. In a shell suit. Is he a figment of her imagination? A clone or improbably similar-looking grand-nephew? Have the gods taken a hand in Diana’s life and resurrected him? Then this film will end with the pair parted once more. But maybe there is some path to happiness for them. If Steve Rogers got back to Peggy Carter, who’s gonna stop Diana Prince?
It really will be interesting to see how Steve Trevor factors into all of this and whether they do decide to use his resurrection as a means to alter the DCEU’s past.
It’ll certainly be a way to wipe away the rather tainted memories of Batman Vs Superman and Justice League.
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