Thursday, May 28, 2015

Chris Pine to star as Steve Trevor in DC's 'Wonder Woman'

Warner Bros.' DC Cinematic Universe is practically a living, breathing mess right now. The first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a tonal misfire, displaying a dark and grim world that nobody really seemed interested in. Everything that we've seen from Suicide Squad beside the Joker's car has been bizarre, with a cast picture that made me truly question my excitement for that film. And finally, there have been widespread reports of dysfunction within the script department of many DC films, with several writers working on multiple drafts of different scripts at the same time. Baffling stuff and definitely concerning for all DC fans. However, casting is a key element of everything and DC picked up an important piece this week for their upcoming Wonder Woman adaptation.

Earlier this week, Variety broke the news that Chris Pine will play Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman. The role was originally thought to have been snagged by Scott Eastwood, but it turns out that he opted for a supporting role in Suicide Squad instead. Trevor will be the main love interest for Gal Gadot's and I cannot think of anybody more perfect for the part than Chris Pine. While I would have liked to see him play Green Lantern, I feel like this will be an equally good opportunity. Although Pine had a career setback last year with the doomed reboot of Jack Ryan, he's still one of Hollywood's most talented and charismatic actors. Anybody who can breathe new life into Captain Kirk is good in my book. Wonder Woman is set for release on June 23, 2017 and will be directed by Patty Jenkins.

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