Back in May, we reported that Chris Pine was in talks to play love interest Steve Trevor in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman movie. In the comics Trevor is an intelligence officer who crash lands on Wonder Woman’s home of Paradise Island, and she follows him back to America.
The Wrap is now reporting that Pine has closed his deal to play Trevor and star opposite Gal Gadot in the film. Although there are currently no plot details, The Wrap reports that “Steve Trevor will be no mere love interest for Gadot’s Diana Prince, as there will be plenty of action to keep him busy.” As long as he’s a well-written character, I’m happy, and while he can have plenty of action, I doubt he’s going to upstage Wonder Woman unless he now has superpowers.
But what about Green Lantern? Pine was rumoredfor a role in Green Lantern Corps, but The Wrap claims those rumors were just a smokescreen. I’m not exactly sure why you need a smokescreen of any kind for casting rumors. Either an actor is playing a role or he/she isn’t. If anything, it muddies the issue to start gauging fan reaction and seeing if people are up on the actor playing a different role. Pine’s a likable actor, but there wasn’t a gigantic groundswell of support to have him play Hal Jordan or Guy Gardner.
I’ll be very curious to see how the dynamic between Trevor and Wonder Woman plays out, especially as two of this summers best blockbusters—Mad Max: Fury Road and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation—derive part of their strength from male-female co-leads. However, those are both sequels, and I really want Wonder Woman to get her chance to shine.
Wonder Woman opens June 23, 2017.
LOS ANGELES – “Black and blue. God vs. man. Day vs. night.”
So spoke Jesse Eisenberg, in the role of Lex Luthor in the brand new trailer for “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
The new footage was unleashed at San Diego Comic-Con when the cast gathered at a panel for the mega-superhero movie, due in theaters March 25, 2016.
Not only did we see Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, we also saw Gal Gadot in action for the first time as Wonder Woman.
This movie will be the first big screen appearance of the Amazon Princess, who will be celebrating her 75th birthday in comics when the film premieres.
There was more news in the world of DC Comics movies at the Warner Bros. Pictures panel (DC and Warner Bros. are both Time Warner properties like CNN).
The cast of next year’s “Suicide Squad,” including Will Smith and Margot Robbie also appeared, and showed footage to the crowd (Jared Leto’s Joker was seen for the first time, though Leto did not appear onstage).
A new “Green Lantern” movie, “Green Lantern Corps” is also due out in 2020.
Israeli star appeared on Comic-Con’s “Women Who Kick Ass” panel featuring Kathy Bates, “Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie
If screams erupting in Comic-Con’s Hall H are any measurement of success, Gal Gadot is an easy winner at the 2015 San Diego convention.
On the heels of a packed Warner Bros.’ panel on Saturday that showcased Gadot’s debut as Wonder Woman in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the Israeli stunner elaborated on her first time trying on the iconic costume.
“Three days after I got cast for the movie, they flew me to Michigan, and I got into this huge room filled with images of me as Wonder Woman,” Gadot said on Entertainment Weekly’s “Women Who Kick Ass” panel in Hall H.
Gadot was joined on the panel by Gwendoline Christie of “Game of Thrones” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter” star Haley Atwell, “Doctor Who” leading lady Jenna Coleman and “American Horror Story” player Kathy Bates.
One fan and fellow Israeli spoke Hebrew to Gadot, asking her to share her experience of making it in Hollywood from “our very small country.”
“All the clichés are right,” she said. “I really believe now that it doesn’t matter where you come from… if you’re persistent and if you’re good, if you’re trying your best and being proactive.”
Gadot will appear alongside Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Demian Birchir and Holly Hunter when “Dawn of Justice” opens nationwide on March 25. 2016.
(Back row, l-r) Jeremy Irons, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Ben Affleck; (front row, l-r) Henry Cavill, director Zack Snyder, Amy Adams, Holly Hunter, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’
Image Credit: MICHAEL MULLER for EW
I’ve uploaded 24 UHQ photos of Gal at the Warner Bros SDCC panel on July 11th, as well as 7 UHQ photos of Gal at Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass panel to our gallery. Head over to Gal Gadot Online’s photogallery and enjoy!
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