Chris Pine set to play Wonder Woman's love interest Steve Trevor
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Into The Woods star Chris Pine is in talks to take a key role in DC's forthcoming new take on Wonder Woman.
According to Variety, Pine is in talks to play Steve Trevor, the love interest of Wonder Woman, who will be played by Gal Gadot.
In the Wonder Woman comic books, Steve Trevor is an intelligence officer serving during World War II whose plane crash lands on Paradise Island, the land of Wonder Woman and her fellow Amazons. Once there, he is nursed back to health by the Amazon princess Diana, who falls in love with him and follows him back to the outside world. It is here that she becomes Wonder Woman.
Chris Pine will next be seen in post-apocalyptic thriller Z For Zachariah and, if he is confirmed to play Trevor, will film the role after he completes work on Star Trek 3, which is due to film later this year.
Wonder Woman, who will first be seen in 2016's Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, will see her own standalone movie released in June 2017, just a few months before the first instalment of Justice League, where she will star alongside Batman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman and more of DC's many superheroes.