Chris Pine is finally official for the standalone Wonder Woman movie, and he’s confirmed who he’s playing.
Chris Pine has been all but confirmed for the 2017 Wonder Woman movie for a while, but we haven’t known who he was playing.
Well today that changed, and the Chris Pine Wonder Woman role was revealed. He’ll be playing Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman’s love interest in the film. Can audiences look forward to a bit of role reversal with Pine’s character playing the “damsel in distress” to Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman? We’ll have to wait and see, but Pine will be a great addition, and brings his own geek cred with him, thanks to his turns on the new Star Trek movies (with another one on the way!)
Chris Pine also confirmed that director Patty Jenkins will be shooting Wonder Woman on film, not digitally, as has become the industry standard. It seems Warner Bros. might be letting its DC property directors like David Ayer (Suicide Squad) and Patty Jenkins have a little more creative leeway than their Marvel counterparts, although a somewhat grimier aesthetic that walks the line between “real world” and “comic book” seems more or less standard across all the announced films for the DC cinematic universe.
We still don’t know much – or really anything – about the plot of Wonder Woman. The movie hasn’t even announced any casting aside from Pine and Gadot. It could be this is because the events of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will bleed over into Wonder Woman, but given her mythic origins, it seems more likely that Wonder Woman will be DC’s rough analogue to the MCU’s Thor movies. However, with Steve Trevor often serving as the U.S. military’s liaison with Wonder Woman in the comics, Wonder Woman might focus more on the world of humans than either Thor movie has.
Now that Chris Pines’s casting has been announced we can look forward to more exciting news for Wonder Woman in the upcoming months. The film is scheduled for release on June 23, 2017.