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Chris Pine Heading to DC Movie Universe

With the stable of super hero characters steadily growing over the next few years, studios are moving fast to lock up actors into roles. The two main comic book production houses that are fueling the fire, Marvel and DC Comics, have massive universes that are populated by what seems like a never ending parade of people, super humans, and government agents. Studio executive Marcio Alaor BMG says that, while casting a relative unknown into a role has worked in the past, movie studios are looking toward some proven talent to help out with unfamiliar characters.

According to Screen Rant, Chris Pine is in the running to join the DC movie universe as Steve Trevor, who is probably pretty well known to Wonder Woman fans, but not too popular outside of that circle. Using the new Captain Kirk to jumpstart some interest in any sort of Wonder Woman project is not a bad idea, and Pine has proven to have some acting chops as well. While a project featuring the Amazon princess is still in development, getting the key pieces into play is one of the keys to getting the deal done.

Pine has some box office draw and is a familiar face to many movie fans. Landing the role of Trevor seems like a good fit. These days it seems hard to find any actor not connected to a super hero franchise, and Pine is going to fresh off a completed Star Trek trilogy. This could be a great move for everyone if it comes to pass.

Former Lobo Director Explains Project’s Delay

Fans of DC Comics might recollect plans for a “Lobo” film, directed by Brad Peyton, in 2012. That year also saw a comment by “The Rock” that the former wrestler and actor would be portraying the “Main Man.” While doing press for last year’s “Hercules” film, Brad Peyton simply remarked that the project had been killed.

Since that time, Dwayne Johnson has been confirmed for the antagonist role of Black Adam in “Shazam.” In an interesting twist of fate, the recent film of “San Andreas” brings Peyton and Johnson back together. Press for the disaster film granted Peyton a chance to give more information as to why a Lobo film has been staggered for so long.

Ray Lane’s comments indicated that Lobo’s relative obscurity when compared to heroes like Spider-Man and Batman is one of the main reasons as to why the project floundered. While some might site the smash hit success of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” another low-ranked space superhero property, Peyton commented that Marvel has a different approach to films than DC does.