Chris Pine will not be Diana Prince’s “dude in distress” when he makes his debut in the DCEU in this summer’s most highly anticipated blockbuster, Wonder Woman.
The actor who plays Steve Trevor, an air force officer and Diana’s love interest in the first female-led superhero film was on hand this week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas along with the film’s director Patty Jenkins.
Pine was asked by Yahoo Movies if Trevor was Diana’s “dude in distress” in the upcoming film and Jenkins quickly interjected to shut the idea of that possibility down:
“No. Not at all. I don’t think anybody wants that out of any love interest. Not either gender. And that’s why it was so fun to do. … I don’t think we looked at it that way: ‘Who’s got the upper hand? Who’s got the lower hand?’ This is a love story about a character who comes to this world who needs to meet people who help her guide the way.”
Pine added that the question itself suggests a hierarchy to the narrative and he made it clear that both characters are displayed as equals:
“The question doesn’t service anything but this narrative of hierarchy. What you’re asking almost flips the script, and the question is, ‘Do I enjoy being the second?’ I think this is a movie about parity. This is a movie about two people bringing a lot to the table with completely disparate qualities. 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. It’s not a matriarchal structure; it’s not a patriarchal structure — it’s just human beings trying to figure out how to live in this awful world.”
The film also stars Robin Wright as General Antiope and Connie Nielson as Queen Hippolyta, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief. Here’s the official synopsis:
“’Wonder Woman’ hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman hits theaters June 9, 2017.
Source: Yahoo! Movies