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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.
On its own, ‘Triple Nine’ doesn’t offer audiences much intrigue. A heist thriller? Where’s the hook? Well, the hook is apparently the illustrious cast, which already includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck and Kate Winslet. But now a bushel of stars are in the process of joining, as well, all of who are hotly in demand.
According to Deadline, 2013 breakout star Michael B. Jordan (‘Fruitvale Station‘), Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot and lovable ‘Breaking Bad‘ star Aaron Paul are in talks to join ‘Triple Nine,’ along with Teresa Palmer of ‘Warm Bodies.’ The film is directed by John Hillcoat of such films as ‘Lawless‘ and ‘The Road,’ as well as that infamous 2014 Super Bowl commercial for Coke that caused a stir among anti-gay groups for featuring gay dads.
‘Triple Nine’ centers around a troupe of crooked cops, who are blackmailed by the Russian mob into committing a seemingly impossible heist job. To pull it off, the crew sets up a 999 (police code for “officer down”) by setting up a rookie cop to die, but the plan is turned upside down when said rookie ruins everything.
Virtually every member of the eventual cast has had a big year — Ejiofor wowed audiences with his portrayal as free man-turned-slave Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen’s ‘12 Years a Slave,’ Gal Gadot landed the role of a lifetime in Zack Snyder’s upcoming ‘Batman vs. Superman‘ movie, Aaron Paul is segwaying from ‘Breaking Bad’ onto the big screen with ‘Need for Speed,’ Casey Affleck debuted ‘Out of the Furnace‘ with Christian Bale and landed the lead in the upcoming Boston Strangler movie, Kate Winslet got a Golden Globe nom for ‘Labor Day,’ and Michael B. Jordan is on every director’s most-wanted list and is reportedly attached to the role of Human Torch in Josh Trank’s forthcoming ‘Fantastic Four.’ (Whew!) Needless to say, we’re excited to see these folks together in one film.
‘Triple Nine’ will hit theaters some time in 2015.
Warner Bros and Zack Snyder have found their Wonder Woman. They’ve cast Israeli-born actress Gal Gadot in the iconic role and she will be part of Batman Vs. Superman, the film that will see Henry Cavillsquare off with Ben Affleck. Gadot has been in three Fast & Furious films, as well as Knight And Day and Date Night. Given that Warner Bros has bolstered its starpower with Affleck and has Cavill returning from the summer hit Man Of Steel, it makes sense to groom new stars in the supporting roles, the way that Marvel has done. All this is clearly gearing toward the long-awaited Justice League film, all based on the DC Comics characters.
Said Snyder: “Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”
ICM Partners and Untitled Entertainment rep her along with Israel-based ADD Agency.
Sources say trio are testing for role that could be Wonder Woman
Is Warner Bros. closer to finding the woman who could play Wonder Womanin the untitled “Batman-Superman” pic?
Sources tell Variety that “Fast and Furious” actress Gal Gadot, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” thesp Elodie Yung and Olga Kurylenko have or will test for the female lead, which appears to be the role of Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman. Sources stress there’s still a possibility this role could be Bruce Wayne’s love interest, but the casting description of “tall, brunette, athletic and exotic” also matches that of the Wonder Woman character in the comics.
WB had no comment.
Schmoes Know reported earlier in the week that Kurylenko had auditioned, and sources add there is a possibility a fourth actress could be added to the list. Recent reports suggested “Thor” thesp Jaimie Alexander would be up for the part but Alexander’s obligation to future Marvel pics takes her out of the running since it’s a DC comics property.
The Wonder Woman rumor has been kicking around for some time, and insiders believe the plan is to have not just Batman and Superman in the film but several members of the Justice League as well. It’s unclear which members, but Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) and the Flash are said to be locks to make an appearance in some fashion, whether that’s a significant role or a cameo.