But it sounds like DC is sticking to what worked the first time: a period piece.
Though it's not yet been confirmed that Patty Jenkins will be returning to the director's chair, happily she is already playing a major role in shaping the Wonder Woman sequel. Jenkins return, however, isn't official yet. Currently, the Gal Gadot-fronted film's global gross haul is idling right around $746 million. The only way it could work is if he somehow bailed out of the plane and survived, but wouldn't that cheapen Wonder Woman's ending? After several lackluster films about female superheroes from Hollywood, Gadot's flick has finally paved the way for more such movies in the future. Somehow. Given that Wonder Woman takes place during World War I, it would be nearly impossible for Steve Trevor to still be alive in the 1980s, let alone given what happens during the climax of Wonder Woman. If you haven't seen the movie yet, be careful as some of his images relate to the film's climax.
The sequel to Wonder Woman will reportedly be another historical adventure, trading World War I for the waning days of the Cold War.
Wonder Woman is still persisting at the box office, breaking records and beating other superhero numbers, with no signs of stopping. Because this would be way, way too Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes-esque-a figure beloved to the hero secretly corrupted by the (Soviet) enemy.
Would we be seeing a very old Steve Trevor?
It is worth noting that both Deadpool and Wonder Woman were burdened with their own challenges, which makes their financial earnings all the more impressive. But what do we already know about Wonder Woman 2? Wonder Woman 2 "I made Wonder Woman, now I want to make Wonder Woman 2".