No, Chris Pine Won’t Be Playing Multiple Roles in Wonder Woman

Thursday, 06 October 2016 - 7:03PM
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Wonder Woman
Thursday, 06 October 2016 - 7:03PM
No, Chris Pine Won’t Be Playing Multiple Roles in Wonder Woman
After it was announced that Wonder Woman would span three different time periods, there were a few fan theories that started to make their way around the web that Chris Pine, confirmed to play Wonder Woman's love interest, Steve Trevor, would also be playing Steve Trevor's grandson in the film. Now, however, those theories have been debunked by Pine himself in a new interview with Huffington Post.

In the comics, Steve Trevor is a fighter pilot in World War II who crashes his plane into the island of Themyscira (or Paradise Island). In the New 52, Trevor is reimagined as an Agent of ARGUS and liaison for the Justice League. Some fans thought that Pine could potentially be playing both versions of the character in the film, the only difference being that one of them would be the grandfather of the other, and the original would be a World War I pilot instead of a WWII pilot. While this would have been interesting, it would have led to a weird decision for Diana. Dating her true love's grandson? This is Wonder Woman, not Age of Adaline. It's probably a good thing DC didn't go there.

Pine also offered some insight about what he enjoyed most on his time on the set of Wonder Woman:

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What are you most excited to do with your character in 'Wonder Woman'? What should fans expect?

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 what's really fun and exciting about it ... different about it, actually, is that there's a nice love story at the center of an action film, and I don't think you see that often in these kinds of films.
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It looks like 2017's Wonder Woman will be emphasizing the love story between Steve Trevor and Diana Prince. Of course, there's numerous reasons why romantic interests work so well with superhero stories (and most stories in general). Giving characters something to care about is always a must, and with superheroes, they help the stakes to feel more real. While viewers may not sense any tension when an indestructible demigod like Wonder Woman steps into the path of a bullet, they certainly will if someone she cares about does. It's the same thing with Superman and Lois Lane or Jimmy Olsen, although the former seems to end up playing into the damsel in distress trope more often than not. Wonder Woman in particular offers an extremely interesting way of subverting that trope, considering the reversal in traditional gender roles.

It's also great to hear that Wonder Woman will seemingly have it all: action, romance, and comedy. While Geoff Johns was just made head of DC Films prior to the filming of Justice League, he did help craft the script for Wonder Woman. So while Wonder Woman seems to have the same dark aesthetic as Batman v Superman judging by the trailers, hopefully Johns' signature humor will end up shining through, and bring a bit of levity to the gritty world that Wonder Woman is set in.



Wonder Woman is slated for a release on June 2nd, 2017.
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