Chris Pine to co-star opposite Gal Gadot in ‘Wonder Woman’ movie

Long-planned superhero movie is due for release in 2017

Chris Pine is set to co-star in Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman movie.

The Star Trek actor is reportedly “in talks” to play Steve Trevor, love interest of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, in the long-planned superhero movie. Monster director Patty Jenkins will be behind the camera after Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren dropped out last month (April).

The Wonder Woman movie has been in the works for close to two decades, with several stops and starts over the years, and Joss Whedon attached to direct at one point. The film will star The Fast And The Furious actress Gal Gadot, who is set to make her debut as Wonder Woman in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Warner Bros.’ standalone Wonder Woman movie is due for release the following year.

Scott Eastwood (Fury, The Longest Ride) had been linked to the role of Steve Trevor, a character familiar from Wonder Woman’s appearances in several DC comic book series, but Variety reports that he opted to take a supporting role in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad film instead. Pine is understood to have impressed the film’s producers at a subsequent preliminary casting meeting.

Wonder Woman, a warrior princess of the Amazons, made her DC Comics debut in 1941 and was famously played by Lynda Carter, a former Miss World USA, in a popular US TV series that ran from 1975 to 1979.