Just Get Out of the Way, Steve: This Is Not the Wonder Woman Clip Ending We Need to See Right Now

Wonder Woman is the hero we’ve been waiting for. Marvel’s been dicking around with giving us Black Widow’s standalone story, and all our hopes are pinned on Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot showing the boys just how it’s done. Thus far, the teasers have been excellent, so I’m slightly disappointed in the end of this particular clip — hoping it’s simply part of a running gag. Don’t get me wrong, Diana Prince definitely shows off her thus-far-hidden-from-Steve-Trevor (Chris Pine) skills. It’s the end of the clip I take issue with. Have a look, and then we’ll chat.

I’m not usually one to go all nitpicky with such things, but at this particular moment in time, do we really need to see the guy get in the last punch? Is it merely for his (and the male audience) dignity, or does the scene end with Diana’s sarcastic comment we’ve yet to see (“Did that make your feel better, Stevie?”), because a) Why would Pine’s Trevor get in the closing punch after Wonder Woman did all the ass-kicking, and b) Shouldn’t Diana punch the guy with the gun? Will there be follow-up scenes about Steve’s fragile ego, or an aside where Diana snickers about his need to demonstrate machismo?

For now, I’ll go with benefit of the doubt, and make an assumption there are continuous scenes of Trevor attempting to assert his masculinity, while Wonder Woman takes care of all the heavy lifting. I refuse to believe Patty Jenkins will let us down.

Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Ewen Bremner, David Thewlis and Lisa Loven Kongsli. It hits theaters June 2, 2017.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over eight years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • Christopher Woo

    Nonono, they should be a team , equal , no matter how stronger she is . So it is okay that Diana did the deflect and let Steve did what he could only do. If letting Diana did everything will make Steve become a sidekick of her , and that’s not good and not what it should be . Actually , that’s a good thing Patty Jenkins did …

    • Oh, I’m not intimating that he should never do anything but stand there. I’m saying in this clip, this scene where she saved his ass, she should punch the last dude. It’s her fight, this one.

      • Barbadoslim

        It will be very interesting to see how they play it out.

    • One, one punch after she beats up everyone else is hardly “equal”.

      Two, it’s her movie. People are coming to see her. So this idea they “should” be equal and that he can’t be a “sidekick of her” is really funny to me.

      Three, Steve Trevor has always been a sidekick.

  • emmalita

    I have so many worries about this movie.

  • Pendleton

    You are extremely nitpicky. And what’s wrong with a scene where both the leading lady and the leading man get off with their dignity intact? It’s not a zero sum game. It’s gender equality.

  • Barbadoslim

    Linda Carter used to save Wagonner’s ass in every episode. He took it like a pro.