Chris Pine has closed a deal to play Steve Trevor opposite Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman,” TheWrap has learned. Pine joins the DC Movie Universe in a multi-picture deal that includes sequel options, according to insiders.
A representative for Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Steve Trevor will be no mere love interest for Gadot’s Diana Prince, as there will be plenty of action to keep him busy, though plot details remain under wraps.
There had been speculation that Pine was up for a role in WB’s upcoming “Green Lantern Corps” and that the “Wonder Woman” rumors were just a smokescreen, but that particular popular fanboy theory proved to be unfounded.
Patty Jenkins is directing “Wonder Woman,” which Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder are producing with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle of Atlas Entertainment. Jason Fuchs wrote the script after working with Warner Bros. on Joe Wright’s “Pan.”
Wonder Woman will be introduced in next year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” before her solo movie hits theaters on June 23, 2017.
Pine is currently filming Justin Lin’s “”Star Trek Beyond” and will soon be seen in Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” and Craig Zobel’s “Z for Zachariah.”
Pine recently wrapped Disney’s Coast Guard drama “The Finest Hours” and he also has “Comancheria” with Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster on the horizon.
He’s represented by CAA, John Carrabino Management and attorney Michael Gendler.