Two months after Chris Pine entered talks to portray Steve Trevor in Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman, The Wrap reports that the actor has closed his deal for the coveted role. The deal reportedly includes options for multiple movies, so it's possible that he could also be popping up in Justice League Part 1, Justice League Part 2 or any of the other upcoming movies on Warner Bros.' DC Comics slate. The site also reveals that Steve Trevor will be "more than just a love interest" for Gal Gadot's Diana Prince, and there will be "plenty of action to keep him busy."
This deal also means that Chris Pine will not be playing Hal Jordan in another DC superhero movie, Green Lantern Corps. It was rumored that the Wonder Woman negotiations were a "smokescreen," and he was really in talks for Green Lantern Corps., but that proved to be untrue. There has been rumors that the movie will include both Hal Jordan and John Stewart from the comics, along with several other characters who serve various Green Latnerns. While that may certainly be true, Chris Pine won't be playing Hal Jordan. Tyrese Gibson has been actively campaigning for the Jon Stewart role, but the studio has yet to confirm who is starring in Green Lantern Corps. yet.
Patty Jenkins is directing Wonder Woman from a script by Jason Fuchs. Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder are producing with Atlas Entertainment's Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. Warner Bros. has already set a June 23, 2017 release date, but it isn't known when production is slated to begin at this time.
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman will first be seen in next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This superhero adventure will reportedly introduce the Justice League, which will be made up of Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman, The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). All of these superhero characters will be getting their own stand alone movies as well.
Chris Pine is currently filming Star Trek Beyond, which is set for release next year. He will next be seen in Z for Zachariah, arriving in theaters this August, and The Finest Hours, debuting January 29, 2016. What do you think of the actor signing on to play Steve Trevor? Are you disappointed that he won't be playing Hal Jordan?