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Chris Pine Returns in First Official Wonder Woman 1984 Photo

Gal Gaod and Chris Pine in Wonder Woman

Chris Pine heads to the mall, and back to the 1980s, in the first official photo from Wonder Woman 2 -- or, Wonder Woman 1984, as it's apparently now called.

The image was unveiled this morning on Twitter by director Patty Jenkins, accompanied by the message, "Welcome to WONDER WOMAN 1984, Steve Trevor! #WW84."

Welcome to WONDER WOMAN 1984, Steve Trevor! #WW84 pic.twitter.com/BCLARdVuTu

— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 13, 2018

Considering that Pine's Steve Trevor sacrificed himself at the end of the 2017 original, the obvious question is how he returns for the 1980s-set sequel. The actor's involvement has been rumored since at least July 2017, with speculation that he could be playing Trevor's son or, more likely, grandson. That would parallel the Wonder Woman television series, in which Lyle Waggoner played Steve Trevor in the 1940s-set first season, and his son when the action moved to the present day with Season 2.

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The photo arrives after the debut early this month of a staticky image that reads "WW84," teasing the sequel's actual title. Last month, Warner Bros. purchased numerous website domain names for the sequel, including wonderwoman1984.com, wonderwomanlives.com and wonderwomanreturns.com, igniting fevered speculation about the title.

Directed by Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Kristen Wiig, Wonder Woman 1984 is slated to hit theaters on Nov. 1, 2019.

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