Actor Chris Pine has reportedly made up his mind on the role he will be taking for the DC Extended Universe.
According to a report by The Wrap, sources have confirmed that Chris Pine has closed with Warner Bros. Pictures to take on the role of Steve Trevor, the love interest of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, in the upcoming stand-alone Wonder Woman film, where he will be playing opposite Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
The alleged deal does not limit Pine’s appearance for only one film, as it reportedly encloses a multiple-picture deal, hinting at a possible sequel or crossover to the Justice League two-part film.
While there are no specifics regarding the plot, Pine’s Trevor was said to be not limited to being the love interest of the main heroine, as he will have a lot of action on his shoulders, too.
Warner Bros. Pictures has not yet released any official statement regarding the matter.
Pine was previously rumored to be taking on the mantle of the character Hal Jordan and become the hero Green Lantern, slated to make an appearance in the upcoming Justice League movies, as well as stand-alone Green Lantern movie. But all the while, the same actor was also rumored to be in the talks for the Steve Trevor role.
Patty Jenkins has replaced Michelle Maclaren as the director of the upcoming film.
With the DC Extended Universe road map, a total of ten films are set to hit theatres in the coming years. First off, there’s the very much talked about Batman v Superman that hits theatres on March 25 of next year, shortly followed by Suicide Squad on August of the same year. Then come Wonder Woman and the Justice League movie in 2017. In 2018, the big screen will make way for The Flash and Aquaman. Four years from now, 2019 will see the coming of Shazam and the Justice League Part Two. Finally, the final two films in the current road map will come in 2020–Cyborg and a Green Lantern reboot.