Chris Pine probably won’t be suiting up to play an Avenger anytime soon after the actor dinged Marvel’s upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War.”
During an interview at a press junket for “Wonder Woman,” which has been praised for being a rare big-hearted blockbuster, Pine said: “Within this genre, it’s difficult to do something new, and usually you just see a bunch of people killing one another in the outfits and blowing up cities.
“Like, I know there’s a thing called ‘Infinity War’ coming out, which I like, I don’t … Really? Like, Infinity War? We need more war for all time?” the “Star Trek” actor asked.
“Wonder Woman” is a DC film, while “Avengers” is a Marvel property, so his response can be interpreted as taking sides on which company produces better films.
Recent DC films “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” were massacred by critics, despite doing solid box office. “Wonder Woman” is the first film in the DC Extended Universe to reverse the negative trend: It currently boasts a 93 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Marvel, meanwhile, has had greater success with critics, with recent releases “Captain America: Civil War,” “Doctor Strange” and “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” all earning strong reviews.
Pine additionally praised “Wonder Woman” for breaking boundaries of the superhero genre by featuring “a woman who’s about love and compassion, and love trumps all. How great is that? That’s a pretty crazy awesome thing.”
“Wonder Woman” is currently playing in theaters.
Watch Pine’s interview above.