The Wonder Woman Sequel Has A Title—And Chris Pine Is Returning

Steve Trevor lives! In the '80s!

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Photo: Warner Bros.

It’s a big news day in Themyscira: Warner Bros. just released the title and first images for the much-anticipated Wonder Woman sequel—and confirmed that Chris Pine will return as the heroine’s first love, Steve Trevor.

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Wonder Woman 1984 will, as its title suggests, plant Diana (Gal Gadot) in the 1980s, right in the midst of the Cold War. The first photo of Steve indicates he also makes an appearance in this decade, though how the mortal managed to survive the deadly explosion at the end of the first film and retain his youthful glow through six decades is unclear. (Let the record show I’m not complaining about these developments.)

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Steve looks more than a little perplexed by this new decade. Photo: Warner Bros.

In an interview with Variety‘s Playback podcast in December 2017, director Patty Jenkins revealed the new movie would be “a great love story again” and promised to take on some “big issues” while retaining the fun of the first film. “I like the idea of taking somebody on a very solid, great journey, but that arrives at a bigger question being answered,” she said.

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Warner Bros. also announced today that the movie is currently shooting and will film in Washington, D.C and Alexandria, VA, as well as the UK, Spain, and the Canary Islands. It’s unclear if Themyscira will make an appearance in the sequel, as those scenes from the first film were shot on Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

An all-star lineup will join Jenkins, Gadot, and Pine for Wonder Woman’s second outing: Kristen Wiig will play the villain, Cheetah, “a British anthropologist and heiress who gains the powers of the cheetah after an expedition to an African jungle,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, while Pedro Pascal (of Game of Thrones and Narcos fame) joined the film in an undisclosed, “key” role in March.

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Unfortunately, we’ve got a long wait ahead of us: Wonder Woman 1984 doesn’t hit theaters until November 1, 2019.

This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US.

 

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