Looks like Star Trek star Chris Pine has been offered the ultimate choice by DC and Warner Bros, as he has been reportedly linked to two roles within the burgeoning DCCU.
The actor's name has been hovering around the role of Steve Trevor in the upcoming Wonder Woman feature for some time now, with Variety being among the trades reporting the link months ago. But now the waves are starting to heat up again with talk of Pine also being in the running to star as DC's new Green Lantern.
Birth.Movies.Death. have apparently grabbed a scoop from a source close to Pine, which alleges him, naturally, favoring the Hal Jordan role. But attempting to nail an actor down for two roles is an interesting tactic by DC and Warner Bros. to pull, seeing as both the movies are centered within the same universe. It looks as if they may be competing against each other, which is odd, yet pretty exciting. Or maybe they just really want Pine in the DCCU.
Who Is Hal Jordan?
In case you have no idea of the characters I'm talking about, Hal Jordan is a former USAF pilot and possibly the greatest Lantern of all time. He was the first human to join the intergalactic peacekeeping force the Green Lantern Corps, and was one of the founding members of the Justice League of America, alongside Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Martian Manhunter and Aquaman.
Who Is Steve Trevor?
Trevor is also a USAF pilot who, in the Golden Age, became an ally, love interest of Wonder Woman and an esquire-in-distress; forever being kidnapped or placed into some peril where Wonder Woman would have to dive in and save him.
During WWII, Trevor crashed onto Paradise Island, the home of the reclusive Amazonians, and was nursed back to health by WW. She then later followed him to the outside world, and went by the moniker Diana Prince after becoming his co-worker.
Both the roles are pretty tasty in their own right, but you can't help but think "fair enough," regarding the rumors of Pine jonesing for the Lantern role. An actor of his young age and talent deserves a shot at a leading role, I mean he's a pretty damn good Kirk (IMHO).