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Chris Pine reacts to cancellation of 'Wonder Woman 3'

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 May 2024, 10:17 IST
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine in a still from 'Wonder Woman'

Washington [US]: Chris Pine, renowned for his portrayal of Steve Trevor in the 'Wonder Woman' franchise, recently shared his surprise at the cancellation of the third instalment of the superhero saga.

Pine, who starred alongside Gal Gadot in both 'Wonder Woman' (2017) and 'Wonder Woman 1984' (2020), expressed his astonishment in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Upon learning that the highly anticipated third movie in the franchise was no longer in development, the actor revealed his initial shock, stating, "I'm stunned that they said no to a billion-dollar franchise and decided to pivot elsewhere."

Pine emphasised his admiration for the character of Wonder Woman and praised director Patty Jenkins for her vision and direction.

While Pine portrayed the beloved character of Steve Trevor, he clarified that his involvement in a potential third film was unlikely, given the fate of his character in the storyline. 

Reflecting on his character's arc, Pine remarked, "Me. No. Homie is dead. Steve is gonzo. It would be ridiculous to try to bring me back," according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to discussing the cancellation of 'Wonder Woman 3,'

Pine reminisced about his initial reservations regarding the role of Steve Trevor. He recounted his conversation with Jenkins, where she emphasised the romantic essence of the story, likening it to classic films like 'Casablanca.' Pine found Jenkins' approach intriguing, highlighting the rarity of a superhero film centred on a love story rather than action-packed sequences.

The cancellation of 'Wonder Woman 3' coincided with changes at DC Studios, as James Gunn and Peter Safran assumed leadership and initiated a restructuring of the DC Comics Extended Universe. Despite the setback, franchise fans continue to hold out hope for future adventures featuring the iconic superheroine.


First published: 11 May 2024, 10:17 IST