Originally published a version of this on my Moviepilot page. The site has closed down so enjoy this updated version of my article.
I’m a big fan of Pine’s and he’s makes a great Steve Trevor. If you’re not familiar with his acting resume, please read my 8 Under the Radar Chris Pine Films You Need to See post, as an introductory course (coming soon). It was recently announced that Chris Pine has returned for Wonder Woman 2 as Steve Trevor. Previously, Pine had signed on for a multi-picture deal, so that means the character is set to appear in more than one film.
First up, a quick refresher on who Steve Trevor is:
Steve Trevor is Wonder Woman’s primary love interest, and first appeared in All Star Comics #8 back in December 1941/January 1942. He was originally introduced by Wonder Womanâ€™s creator William Moulton Marston as a U.S. military intelligence officer who became stranded on Wonder Woman’s homeland Paradise Island.
Though he was a military man, the storylines featuring Steve and Wonder Woman involved inversions of the damsel in distress trope where Steve was rescued by Wonder Woman. During the ’70s and up to the ’90s, his character was either sidelined or absent altogether from the storylines which favored more fantasy and action-adventure stories for Wonder Woman in lieu of any romantic interests.
Current portrayals, particularly in the New 52, involve him being a senior government agent and super spy who is the United States’ liaison to the Justice League due to his close connection to Wonder Woman. In 2013, Steve became a member of the new incarnation of the Justice League of America. Keeping the character’s comic book history in mind and thinking about his appearances in other media, let’s look at the facts: