[Warning: Potential SPOILERS for Wonder Woman ahead.]
One of the most anticipated superhero movies of 2017 is Wonder Woman from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. It will be the follow up to August 2016’s Suicide Squad and the first female-led superhero movie from the budding DC Cinematic Universe. It should be interesting to see how Wonder Woman performs at the box office, since its success will lead into Justice League Part One, which is set for release later in 2017.
Now that production is close to starting on Wonder Woman, we’re getting more and more news and rumors coming out that might shape the superhero movie’s story and overall quality. Actor Chris Pine was cast early on to play Wonder Woman’s love interest Steve Trevor, but there’s a new rumor that suggests Chris Pine might be playing duel roles in the upcoming film.
According to Heroic Hollywood, Pine would be playing Steve Trevor in the modern era and his grandfather during the 1910s. The image of Pine from co-star Saïd Taghmaoui’s Instagram account point to his character being from the World War I-era due to their old-fashioned costumes. Trevor’s grandfather meets Wonder Woman and teaches her about the outside world after he crash lands on Paradise Island. After he dies, Diana Prince (AKA Wonder Woman) meets Trevor’s grandson, who looks exactly like him.
The new rumor goes along with previous rumors about how the Wonder Woman movie will be structured – with it taking place during multiple timelines. However, the older Trevor being the younger Trevor’s grandfather seems biologically unlikely, since there’s over a century’s difference between the two time periods. If true (the rumor is described as “unconfirmed“), it makes more sense that he’d be a great-grandfather or great-great-grandfather.
As for Taghmaoui, it’s unclear who the Moroccan-French actor would play in Wonder Woman. However, an interview with the French magazine Ultra reveals that he would play a superhero in the new film. According to Taghmaoui:
“I’ll be playing a superhero, but details are still under wraps. I can’t tell you much. I was among hundreds of potential candidates, and I slowly became the favorite. It wasn’t easy. It took me three months.”
While it’s unclear which DC superhero Taghmaoui would play, there’s a possibility that might point to him playing Dan Garrett, who was the first Blue Beetle. He was an archaeologist who got his superpowers from an Egyptian blue scarab during World War II, which is in-or-around the same time as the Wonder Woman timeline. In addition, Warner Bros. is reportedly developing a new movie featuring Booster Gold and Blue Beetle, which is described as “a superhero buddy cop movie.”
Either way, we should find out more information about Taghmaoui and Wonder Woman’s casting once the project formally enters production.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25, 2016, which is followed by Suicide Squad on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman on June 23, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 23, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and then Green Lantern Corps. on June 19, 2020.