Soldier Steve knows very well how to trap himself in a timeless youth.
2020 is one hell of a year considering Marvel and DC are on a roll. While DC has just given a glimpse of the new Batman, fans have also been wondering how Steve is still alive and kicking in Wonder Woman 1984.
- Steve is alive in 1984 after having died during the first world war.
- Is he a friend of a foe in disguise of Diana’s?
- Theories on how he could be alive.
Let’s go back, shall we?
Steve is a soldier who’s seen more depravity displayed by mankind than he should have. In the first instalment of Wonder Woman, he sacrifices himself to help Diana defeat the supervillain, Ares. Love over hate anyway, right? This made Diana gather the courage to win over Ares. However, the man dies and that’s it.
How’s Steve seen alive in the sequel?
Cut to present, as, in 1984, Steve is alive and really well! Confused, are we? In the latest trailer of Wonder Woman 1984, Chris Pine can be seen playing the role of soldier Steve and guess what? The man hasn’t aged a day. How is that even possible? Unlike Diana, Steve was a human being in the first instalment. How did this happen?
“In the first movie, I played the world-weary soldier who has seen all the depravity that humankind is capable of displaying. And in this one, I get to be much more wide-eyed and joyful. My role is really just as a friend, lover, boyfriend-cum-bodyguard who’s trying his best to help Diana on her mission. I’m like the Watson to her Holmes.”
It would be interesting for sure to see him as the Watson to Diana’s Holmes. This still doesn’t solve the mystery of his timeless youth.
Theorising why he is the way he is wouldn’t hurt, now would it?
Let’s ponder over what could be the reasons for his return. Also, is he going to be a real friend of Diana’s or a foe in disguise?
- Resurrected by Maxwell Lord — One of the theories that are very popular is that Steve was resurrected by Maxwell Lord. Why? Well, in return, he wants Diana to protect him from Kristen Wiig’s archaeologist character Barbara Ann Minerva who has betrayed him in their quest to find the all-consuming artefacts and used them on herself after having them found. So now, she has the powers of a god.
- He’s not really there — While Diana knows the power of love and drinks it from Steve’s presence in her life, she may as well be imagining him to be by her side whenever she’s out fighting for the good over evil. Maybe he is not really there but just a creation is done out of longingness.
- A subject for experiments — Wonder Woman 1984 will be set in the 80s, obviously. Since that is the time when America and Russia were at their wits’ ends during the cold war, it is very much possible that Steve had become a subject of experimentation done by the American Government to keep their homeland safe. He might as well have been ingested with super serum or the DNA of the strongest of soldiers. Yep, Captain America vibes? I know.
Well, the speculations will keep lingering in the air unless the movie hits the screen in June 2020. Till then, fans can only wonder if he’s a friend or a foe in disguise.