Since Wonder Woman is set during World War I while the rest of the DC Extended Universe has been set in contemporary times, it’s rather understandable that the “mortal” portion of the cast reappearing in the modern day is something that wouldn’t be likely to happen. Still, director Patty Jenkins is still trying to figure out what the best course of action is concerning Chris Pine’s take on Steve Trevor, which has commonly been cited as one of the film’s highlights.
Fandango recently asked Jenkins about Pine’s potential return in a sequel (in spite of the obvious problems that would need to be worked around to ensure his return), and Jenkins stated that she’s weighing out her options.
“All I can say is [Steve’s appearance in future installments] was a dilemma… It’s something I hope we don’t talk about in the public [because] I want people to see, but it’s very hard to know which characters will be in the next movie because of the time period, so it’s a big question.”
Suffice to say, it’d be interesting to see how they’d get around the logical problems presented by bringing a character from a distant prequel in a shared universe into the modern day.
Pine himself kept rather quiet about the possibility of showing up in another superhero movie, noting that he was looking at the franchise with one movie at a time – though he jokingly expressed interest in doing a spin-off, presumably with himself in the lead role.
“The movie’s gotta come out, and then we’ll see. What about Wonder Man?”
Unfortunately for Pine, a character named Wonder Man has already been taken by Marvel – but still, Pine’s box office clout and the warm reception to his character suggests that he’ll be back eventually one way or another as the DCEU continues to expand.
Wonder Woman is playing in theaters. Its cast includes Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Isabel Maru (Doctor Poison), and Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff.
10 Heroes Who Should Get Their Own CW Arrowverse Shows
This past week marked the season finales for the core DC CW shows from the Arrowverse. Legends of Tomorrow ended a little bit earlier than Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow did, but all of the finales were great. They each successfully concluded the seasons and helped set things in motion for their upcoming seasons of the show. Supergirl teased a potential new villain, while The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow left us off with cliffhangers that will hopefully be resolved early next year.
While each of the DC CW shows were good, this season of Arrow was great! We here at Heroic Hollywood even gave an argument that this season of Arrow was better than this season of The Flash, due to how great this season for Oliver and the other Star City vigilantes were this year. Not only did the show deliver a compelling storyline, great choreographed action, and probably one of the best villains the CW produced (Prometheus), it also marked the return of Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (arguably the second best villain of Arrow), who has been missing since season two. His return at the end of “Missing” made fans excited for his return. Recently actor Manu Bennett has been campaigning for a Deathstroke spin-off within the Arrowverse. The sometimes good, sometimes bad guy was a great presence earlier in Arrow and the character was one of the highlights of the past seasons. It would be interesting to see his backstory if possible, as well as what happens after he helped Oliver and Team Arrow on Lian Yu.
With that said, there are still plenty of characters who could get their own show within the DC universe. The DC CW universe started with Arrow and has quickly spun off into a wide range of shows, each able to stand on their own, each interconnected as well. Because of this, they have created their own coherent cinematic universe. The CW has been very successful with their DC shows as well. They have almost run out of days of the week to have their shows on, and with such a high volume of characters to work with, there’s a great deal of DC characters who could get their own spin-off shows. Next fall we will see Black Lightning (although it’s stated not to be a part of the Arrowverse… yet), so the sky’s the limit for what they can do. Here are a few ideas for spin-offs for the Arrowverse.
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