I’m hoping this doesn’t mean that despite supposedly being about a female superhero, DC is really going to make it just as much about a guy, but Variety reports that Chris Pine is in talks to join Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman.
If he does sign on, he’ll play Wonder Woman’s love interest, Steve Trevor, who, in the comic, crash lands on the Amazons’ home island of Paradise during World War II. Wonder Woman falls for him after she nurses him back to health, and then when he returns to America she follows him – becoming Diana Prince, who in true comic fashion, Steve doesn’t realise is the same person as the hero, Wonder Woman.
Things are likely to be altered for the movie, not least bringing things up to date and tying it into DC’s universe, especially as Wonder Woman will make her first appearance in next year’s Batman Vs. Superman.
It gives Pine the potential of being part of two franchises. While it’s possible he may only be in one DC movie, it may also set his up for a key role in Justice League, as in one of Steve Trevor’s comic incarnations he is one of the main liaisons between the US government, the UN and the heroes, working alongside Amanda Waller. That character will already be part of the DC film universe as Violet Davis is playing her in Suicide Squad.
Wonder Woman is due out June 2017.