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Watch Gal Gadot reunite with Chris Pine in 1st trailer for Wonder Woman 1984

Pine returns in the sequel to the 2017 hit, even though he sacrificed himself at the end of the first film.

Watch Gal Gadot reunite with Chris Pine in 1st trailer for Wonder Woman 1984

Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman. (Photo: Instagram/wonderwomanfilm)

The first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to the 2017 hit, is out and we get to see Gal Gadot reunite with Chris Pine.

Yes, Pine’s character – Steve Trevor – returns in the sequel even though he had sacrificed his life at the end of the first movie. And he doesn’t look like he has aged, even though the events of the first film took place in 1918.

It’s not entirely explained in the trailer how he survived and theories abound on the Internet on how this could be, including the possibility of cloning.

READ: Take a look at Wonder Woman’s gold costume change for the 2020 sequel

Director Patty Jenkins addressed the confusion at the Comic Con Experience convention in Sao Paolo, where the trailer premiered. 

She said: “I can't tell you (how he is alive), but here's what I will say: We didn't put Steve Trevor in this movie because we just wanted to put Steve Trevor in this movie. When we thought of the story for this film while we were making the first film, a Eureka moment came and it couldn't have been told without Chris Pine playing Steve Trevor.”

She also promised that having the character return is “not a gimmick” and it’s “integral to the story.”

She added: “It's incredibly important that we had him, and we just super enjoyed it.”

The new movie, slated for June 2020, is set in the 80s – so expect bright colours, big hair and new wave music as New Order’s 1983 hit, Blue Monday, plays in the trailer. Even Wonder Woman’s new gold outfit is decade-appropriate.

According to the summary released by the studio, “Diana Prince (Gadot) comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.”

Kristen Wiig plays The Cheetah, and we also get to see Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) as the criminal mastermind, Maxwell Lord.

Check out the trailer. 

Source: CNA/sr