Remember Steve Trevor (Chris Pines) from the first installment? The character is seemingly making a return in Wonder Woman 2.
According to a production sheet (via CBN) that surfaced online earlier today, the upcoming sequel will begin principal photography with the working title “Magic Hour” when it heads out to the United Kingdom next month. The project is scheduled to finish production by September or October this year unless there are unprecedented delays.
What is really interesting is that the confirmed cast mentions Pines by name in some capacity. The character (spoilers ahead) perished in the first installment after he willingly flew off in a hijacked plane full of deadly gas and destroyed it safely far from the city — sacrificing himself in the process.
There is no word on what part Pines will play in the upcoming sequel. It would be really surprising to know that he managed to survive the explosion. For the time being, it seems more plausible that Pines will be featured in a few flashbacks.
In addition to the return of a seemingly dead character, the production sheet also gives away the synopsis for the movie:
The sequel will be a period piece, with Princess Diana facing off against the Soviet Union during the 1980s and will feature Barbara Anne Minerva (Wiig), a British anthropologist who becomes the avatar of the cheetah god after locating the lost city of Urzkartagan and stumbling into the middle of an ancient ritual.
Wonder Woman 2, directed by Patty Jenkins, is scheduled to open in theaters on November 1, 2019. The first installment (2017) brought in more than $821 million worldwide to become the most successful entry in the DC Extended Universe to date.