A recently published tie-in novel for kids has revealed information on the circumstances regarding Steve Trevor and his return in the sequel, Wonder Woman 1984.
Fans of the first film will undoubtedly remember Chris Pine’s performance as Steve. He served as a pilot in World War I and ended up becoming Diana Prince’s love interest. However, Steve’s good nature saw him heroically sacrificing himself by detonating a bomb in his plane.
Steve’s return in the Wonder Woman sequel hasn’t exactly been a secret. Chris Pine has appeared in all the trailers and promotional material, so far. However, the exact nature of how he can return from the dead has yet to be explained. Until now.
Rather than waiting for the movie to explain this huge plot point, it seems publisher Harper Collins has been allowed to let the cat out of the bag.
Wonder Woman 1984: The Junior Novel is a recently released tie-in product, aimed at children between the ages of eight and twelve. Despite this, the novel doesn’t hesitate in providing lots of information about the upcoming film.
Minor spoilers below! Read at your own risk.
According to this book, Steve is reunited with Diana through the power of the Dreamstone. The Dreamstone is a ring that has found its way into the Smithsonian museum. It is here that Diana works and happens upon the ring.
The Dreamstone is similar to the Lasso of Truth, as it contains magical powers. The ring’s power is that it can make one wish come true. Diana’s wish, of course, is to bring Steve back from the dead.
Presumably, Diana’s selfish, but understandable, actions will result in a lot of repercussions. The novel also makes a note of explaining that tragedy often follows the Dreamstone and it’s unlikely that Steve will remain with Diana for long.
The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, returning from the first film. It stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal with Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright.
The film was originally scheduled for release in December 2019, but has been moved around several times. It is now expected to hit cinemas on October 2nd.
Source: Wonder Woman 1984: The Junior Novel (via Bleeding Cool)