Chris Pine to play 'damsel in distress' to Wonder Woman?
Star Trek star Chris Pine has sealed a deal to join the DC Cinematic Universe, but not as a superhero.
The 34-year-old will play Wonder Woman's (Gal Gadot) love interest Steve Trevor when the Amazon princess makes her upcoming big screen debut.
Pine has reportedly signed a multi-picture deal that includes sequel options.
This latest casting news now casts doubt on whether Pine will portray Green Lantern Hal Jordan in the recently announced Green Lantern Corps movie (2020).
There has been speculation of a role reversal in the Wonder Woman film in which Pine will be the "damsel in distress", but The Wrap reported that Pine will be "no mere love interest" for Gadot's character as "there will be plenty of action to keep him busy".
If this is indeed the case, then it's likely that the film's version of the character will be similar to DC's New 52 (the company's 2011 mass reboot of its comic books) Trevor.
Wonder Woman, helmed by director Patty Jenkins, will hit theatres in 2017.