Chris Pine opts for Wonder Woman role over Green Lantern Corps.

Chris Pine has been linked quite heavily to DC Entertainment lately, with the Star Trek actor claimed to be deciding on his place in the shared DC Movie Universe that began in 2013’s Man of Steel. Apparently, Pine was deliberating playing one of the title characters in 2020’s Green Lantern Corps., a movie that appears to incorporate several of DC’s Green Lantern superheroes together, though he’s instead taken another part. This was the other part he was rumoured to be in consideration for, that of Wonder Woman movie love interest, Steve Trevor.

WW - Batman v SupermanTrevor is a frequent paramour of Wonder Woman’s in DC lore, originally beginning as a WWII pilot that crash lands on Paradise Island, Wonder Woman’s hidden home. Trevor’s origin has been retconned more than once however, namely to bring him out of Wonder Woman’s own WWII-time invention back in 1941, where she debuted in All-Star Comics #8. Even then, in most of his portrayals, he is the direct cause of Wonder Woman leaving her home in the mystical kingdom of Themyscira, in order to follow Trevor to the human world, eventually being inspired to protect it, while also disguising herself under the civilian name of Diana Prince.

Pine’s casting makes him the second confirmed cast member for 2017’s solo Wonder Woman movie, alongside Gal Gadot, who will play the title character, after debuting her in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s rumoured that the Wonder Woman movie may potentially take place in WWII, with this year’s Comic-Con fueling that speculation after showing a piece of concept art that depicted Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman being carried by soldiers. Pine has apparently signed for some potential Wonder Woman sequels as well, which, depending on which period he ends up inhabiting, may also lead to him appearing in the crossover Justice League movies in some capacity.WW - Promo Art

Wonder Woman comes to theatres on June 23rd, 2017. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice meanwhile will hit the big screen on March 25th, 2016.

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