How Wonder Woman 1984 Changes Diana & Steve's Relationship
Meagan Damore
In Wonder Woman 1984, Diana and Steve Trevor's relationship has changed a lot -- and for good reason. After all, the sequel sees Steve return after he nobly sacrificed himself to stop World War I roughly 40 years prior to the events of the film. Now, stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine have weighed in on how that death and the decades they spent apart have impacted their dynamic.
"I think Steve and Diana have a really special dynamic that's really wasn't fully -- how should I put it -- wasn't fully explored in the previous movie, because we just met and we just built a relationship," Gadot explained. "And now we got an opportunity to kind of continue from where we stopped last, and now we're doing it after, at least my character, carried the big loss of him all those years, so having someone that you love so much after so many years, and be with him again is just great."
"Yeah, the first one was about falling in love, when you have that wonderful 'will they, won't they,' and so much about their personalities don't fit, but they do, goddamnit, and we want them to, that kind of thing," Pine agreed. "The consummation has already happened, so now it's an exploration of that missing and that longing and knowing what it is, so there's the strength of that bond."
"And also doing it from an adult place, rather than, you know, being a young woman who falls in love. She's much, much more mature," she added with a laugh. "You could say she's very old. It's a different relationship. I think it's even more intimate this time."
Ahead of Wonder Woman 1984's release, the circumstances behind Steve's return remain a mystery. When he was introduced in 2017's Wonder Woman, he was an American spy who gave his life to help Diana stop Ares, the God of War, during World War I. He piloted a plane filled with bombs away from the battlefield, saving hundreds of innocent lives, but died in the subsequent explosion. As such, it is unclear how he will come back after this definitive end. Now, they will see their roles reversed, in that Diana will have to acquaint Steve with customs and social norms that are entirely foreign to him.
Directed and co-written by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal and Natasha Rothwell. The film arrives in theaters Oct. 2.