First, he was rumored to be playing Steve Trevor. Then he was rumored to be playing a Green Lantern. Now we finally find out which rumor was true.
The Wrap is reporting that Chris Pine has “closed a deal” to join 2017’s Wonder Woman, playing Steve Trevor, the title character’s love interest.
The site says that the Green Lantern rumor was just a smokescreen to throw the rumormongers off the trail of Pine true DC role. This is a bit wacky, because it should be the opposite–that the Trevor role was a smokescreen to throw Pine becoming the next Green Lantern. Because, in my opinion, unless Steve Trevor is taking on a Nick Fury-esque role in the DC Comics film universe, Green Lantern would be the more prestigious role.
Patty Jenkins is directing Wonder Woman, from a Jason Fuchs script. It is scheduled to hit theaters on June 23, 2017.