Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman movie may have found its link to the Suicide Squad movie that will proceed it as DC and Warner Bros ramp up their own cinematic universe. The big question that's been surrounding the big DC expansion is whether or not movies like Wonder Woman and Aquaman will be stand-alone origin stories or if Warner Bros will follow the forward thinking moves Marvel has made in keeping the storylines moving forward - and we may have our answer.
Are Gal Gadot & Steve Eastwood DC's Power Couple?
Actor Scott Eastwood was confirmed as joining the ever expanding cast of David Ayer's Suicide Squad though at the time his role in the movie was being kept a secret. While other recent cast additions like Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje joining the production as Killer Croc haven't tried to keep the roles under wraps, there may be a reason why Warner Bros is trying to keep the reveal of Eastwood's character a secret.
It's being reported that Scott Eastwood may be playing none other than Wonder Woman's beau Steve Trevor. Actually, his role in the life of Wonder Woman has changed a bit over the years and significantly in the current New 52 version of things that DC and Warner Bros are largely adhering to. It sounds like Suicide Squad may not only be making inroads on the Wonder Woman movie, but also Justice League.
The New 52's Steve Trevor
In the New 52 canon, Steve Trevor already has some established ties to Suicide Squad chief Amanda Waller by being the guy who tries to calm her metahuman fears and tell her that she shouldn't be worried about Wonder Woman and her Amazon sisters causing a threat to national security.
Steve ends up forming ARGUS (Advanced Research Group for Uniting Super-Humans) a group that is essentially the opposite of Amanda Waller's anti-metahuman agenda and becomes the Ambassador for the Justice League and the US government liaison for Wonder Woman. So yeah, we may be seeing a good amount of Scott Eastwood and Steve Trevor in the years to come.
This is really good news for a number of reasons. Not only is it showing us that DC and Warner Bros are on top of the ball when it comes to expanding its universe with each movie in an organic way, it also suggests that they might not be taking the lazy and far more unrewarding route of focusing on origin stories when it comes to Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa's Aquaman movie.
Wonder Woman's Steve Trevor as DC's Agent Coulson
It's no guarantee, Suicide Squad is sounding more jam packed by the day and I'm not sure how much time they'll be able to afford Steve Trevor and how much they'll be able to explain without it sounding forced, but if they use this connection well they could establish Wonder Woman's post-Batman vs Superman story and then pick it up again the following year in Wonder Woman.
Hopefully this will allow Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman to jump right into action and have the movie lead directly into Justice League, possibly even introduce Darkseid, and keep the momentum going. I think Marvel knows that origin stories can completely stall a larger storyline and my biggest hope is that DC realizes this as well and keeps this stuff to a flashback or even a pre-opening credits montage.
I'm really hoping that this scoop by Latino Post becomes reality. Scott Eastwood certainly looks the part. They have a pretty good track record for these things. A character like Steve Trevor could be the Agent Coulson of the DC universe and turn out to be the thread that connects these movies and keeps the larger Justice League story moving forward. This could be the best news to come out of the DC movie universe yet.
What do you think? Am I over-analyzing this news? Am I hoping for too much to come out of the DC movies? Take to the comments, dear reader!