By now, Wonder Woman’s immense success has stretched the world over. Admittedly, the film has a few missteps, but the good largely outweighs the bad. One of the unanimously agreed upon good bits is the relationship between Diana and Steve Trevor. Thus, it is difficult to imagine this DCEU entry without him. According to Zack Snyder, though, the American spy nearly didn’t make the cut.
Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film by Sharon Gosling features interviews from several of the folks involved in the production. Snyder, a producer on the standalone, revealed that in the film’s earliest stages, the creative team considered leaving Steve out.
“Early on we talked about whether or not we would bring [Steve Trevor] into the story. Steve is so deep in the mythology that after some debate we found that just like Wonder Woman needs Steve, we needed Steve too. We need to be able to look at Wonder Woman through the eyes of the audience.”
Including him certainly seems to have been the right choice. However, considering Diana’s arc in relation to Steve, it would be interesting to see how her character may have developed throughout the story without him.
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Source: ComicBook Resources