Some time ago, when it was first rumored that Chris Pine was going to join the WB’s DC Extended Universe, people thought he’d make a great Hal Jordan, aka Green Lantern. What came to pass, though, was that he signed on for Wonder Woman, where he’d be playing Steve Trevor. So he’ll be appearing in the first-ever Wonder Woman movie in a pivotal role, which isn’t too shabby. According to Pine, though, it’s pretty much a one-off.
The Star Trek actor was asked if he’d be making multiple DCEU appearances- or, as a recent rumor suggested, playing multiple roles in Wonder Woman– now that he was part of the Amazon’s origin story. Pine answered, frankly, “No.“
That’s not to say he didn’t have a lovely time working on Wonder Woman, and his next comment makes a reference to something that DCEU fans should enjoy. While much has been made about how dreary the films in this canon have looked, Pine’s description of his time working as Steve Trevor paints a much lighter picture:
“It was fun to fall in love with Gal Gadot. It was fun to do some comedy. It was fun to do some action. The part kind of asked for a little bit of all of it, so it was a good time. I think whatâ€™s really fun and exciting about it â€¦ different about it, actually, is that thereâ€™s a nice love story at the center of an action film, and I donâ€™t think you see that often in these kinds of films.”
It’s funny. With that one innocent comment, Pine has addressed two different things that have been on people’s minds lately. There was the aforementioned reference to “comedy” in Wonder Woman, but there’s also this talk of it having such a nice “love story.” This comes on the heels of writer Greg Rucka essentially saying that the Amazonian heroine is gay.
Aside from that, we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that Pine won’t be coming back as Trevor. Since Wonder Woman is essentially a period piece that’s meant to bring us to the present day, there’s no real way to get him into picture again as he’d likely be around 130 years old at this point. So similar to the love story between Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, this romance will have to stay a thing of the past and simply be a part of our hero’s bittersweet DNA.
But who knows? If a good script pops up for Wonder Woman II, and it involves the World War I period that we spend a lot of time visiting in the first flick, maybe he can be persuaded to return.
Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, comes out on June 2.
SOURCE: Huffington Post