Wonder Woman: Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor Is Not Just A Love Interest

By Diane Samson | 2 years ago
Wonder Woman: Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor Is Not Just A Love Interest
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Steve Trevor is not just a lad to be saved, according to actor Chris Pine. During an interview at CinemaCon, Pine and director Patty Jenkins explained the World War I pilot’s role in DC and Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman.

Role Reversal

The life of a superhero involves saving the world and saving the girl. Superman has Lois Lane, Spider-Man has Mary Jane and The Flash has Iris West. However, in Jenkins’ movie, the roles are reversed. Instead of a princess waiting to be saved, Diana Prince played by Gal Gadot is the one who fights supervillains and saves the men.

In Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne called upon Doomsday, the monster created by Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) using his own DNA, that of General Zod and Kryptonian technology. The unthinking destruction machine ultimately caused the death of Clark Kent (Henry Cavill).

Diana Prince will continue to help men in trouble in Wonder Woman. Steve Trevor is an American pilot who washes ashore on the island of Themyscira and tells the Amazonian warrior about the raging war happening outside her Paradise Island. She will leave her home and family to stop humanity fro annihilating each other.

But while Diana comes to the rescue of Steve Trevor and the entire human kind, Pine’s character does not exist to just be a superhero’s boyfriend. In an interview with Yahoo, Pine explained that the story of Diana and Trevor is not just a stereotypical role reversal.

“I think this is a movie about parity,” he insisted. “She happens to be a superhero; I happen to be … definitely not. But there’s no judgment or discussion or conversation in the narrative about a hierarchy.”

The trailer shows Wonder Woman protecting Steve Trevor the same way that Superman protects Lois Lane. However, Pine argued that there is no matriarchal or patriarchal structure in his upcoming movie. Instead, the story tells of two people who are just trying to live in this world.

Jenkins agreed. She added that no one has the upper hand nor the lower hand in her movie. She said Wonder Woman is a story about a person who came to this world to meet people to help pave her way.

No Wonder Woman 2 So Far

In other news, the early reviews of Wonder Woman based on a clip released at CinemaCon last week has been positive. However, while the movie is expected to become one of the most successful movies of 2017, Warner Bros. does not have a plan to make a follow-up yet.

Geoff Johns of DC Films was asked about the future of the heroine in the cinematic universe after her solo debut this year. He stated that there are still no concrete plans for a sequel right now.

But as Movie Web pointed out, it all depends on whether the movie will do good at the box office or not. If the movie proved to be a money-maker, then the studio will likely bring Diana Prince and Steve Trevor back for a second movie.

While both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad received awful critical reviews, Warner Bros. continues to make movies starring DC Comics’ most famous heroes and villains. Justice League has just released its first official trailer. Meanwhile, Suicide Squad 2 and Gotham City Sirens starring Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn are also currently in development.

Wonder Woman Movie Details

Diana is an Amazonian princess trained to become an unconquerable warrior in the isolated paradise island called Themyscira. Her world changed when a male pilot crashed on their shore and told her about the raging war outside. Leaving her home and her family, Diana fought alongside men and became Wonder Woman.

The movie also stars Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Danny Huston, Doutzen Kroes and Robin Wright. The script was penned by Allan Heiberg.

Wonder Woman will land on the big screen on Jun. 2.

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About the author

Diane Samson is a graduate of Literature. In her spare time, she loves to watch movies and television shows. She joined MNG in February 2016.