The current captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise might be beaming into a new franchise.
Variety reports that Star Trek leading man Chris Pine is "in negotiations" to join the cast of Warner Bros Pictures/DC's Wonder Woman as Steve Trevor.
Trevor, who made his debut in December 1941 in All Star Comics #8, was Wonder Woman's main love interest in the funnybooks. A U.S. Army intelligence officer during World War II, he crash-lands on Paradise Island, home of the Amazons, where he is rescued and nursed back to health by the Amazon princess Diana.
They fall in love, and she returns to the States with him, where she assumes the civilian identity Diana Prince and, of course, the superhero persona Wonder Woman. Their relationship has gone through many ups and downs through the years, with Trevor killed off at least twice in the comics and subjected to the same continuity upheavals as every other character in the DC canon.
His best-known screen incarnation before this was in the Wonder Woman TV series, in which Lyle Waggoner played Steve Trevor Sr. during the first season (set during World War II) and then portrayed his son, Steve Jr., in the next two 1970s-set seasons.
If Pine signs on, this marks his first venture into the realm of superhero movies. He'll play Trevor opposite Gal Gadot as Diana, who will make her debut in next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Wonder Woman, to be directed by Patty Jenkins, will be released in 2017.
First, however, Pine will play Captain James T. Kirk once again in Star Trek Beyond, which is slated to start shooting next month and arrive in July 2016.