Wonder Woman: Chris Pine Not Playing “Dude In Distress”


Directors confirm Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor is more than just a “dude in distress” Wonder Woman movie.

The DC Extended Universe has gone through a rocky start, according to fans and critics as the three movies Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad have failed to deliver.

Although, their luck may change with the release of Wonder Woman, which does look promising, as the movie dives into the origin story of the Amazon Warrior, played by Gal Gadot.

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Joining Gadot is Chris Pine, who plays the love interest, Steve Trevor. As trailers suggest, since we see him washing up on Themyscira, this prompts the beginning of Wonder Woman’s journey.

We also see instances of Wonder Woman saving Trevor from certain predicaments in badass ways, because let’s face it, Wonder Woman is a badass. Straight up.

So, it was automatically assumed that with such a dominating character, the supporting character would be the one who gets into trouble and needs saving. In other words, “dude in distress.”

Yahoo Movies asked Pine and Director Patty Jenkins this very question at CinemaCon, where Pine initially stated:

"“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.”"

Jenkins followed, elaborating on the love story between the two main characters, and its impact on the story.

"“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.”"

Wonder Woman will be the first female-led Superhero movie we have seen in over a decade, and with the previous releases of Catwoman and Elektra as well as the lackluster DC Extended Universe movies, the world is praying for this movie to perform well.

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So, with the news that we are going to not only see a powerful female lead, but one supported by someone who also challenges her, this movie may be what we are looking for.

Wonder Woman is set to be released on June 2, 2017.