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Chris Pine Reacts to ‘Wonder Woman 3’ Cancellation

Chris Pine Reacts to ‘Wonder Woman 3’ Cancellation

Washington (United States): Chris Pine, known for his portrayal of Steve Trevor in the “Wonder Woman” franchise, recently expressed his surprise at the cancellation of the third installment of the superhero saga.

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

Upon learning that the highly anticipated third film in the franchise was no longer in development, the actor revealed his initial shock, saying: “I’m stunned that they said no to a billion dollar franchise and have decided to pivot elsewhere.”

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

While Pine played the beloved character of Steve Trevor, he made it clear that his involvement in a potential third film was unlikely, given his character’s fate 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 recalled his initial reservations regarding the role of Steve Trevor. He recounted his conversation with Jenkins, during which she emphasized the romantic essence of the story, comparing it to classic films like “Casablanca.” Pine found Jenkins’ approach intriguing, pointing out the rarity of a superhero film focusing on a love story rather than action-packed sequences.

The cancellation of “Wonder Woman 3” coincided with changes within DC Studios, as James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as CEO and began a restructuring of the DC Comics Extended Universe. Despite the setback, fans of the franchise continue to hope for future adventures featuring the iconic superheroine.

(ANI)