Chris Pine played a pilot in both Wonder Woman movies directed by Patty Jenkins. And her new Star Wars movie is about Rebel pilots, so…
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 premiered on HBO Max on Christmas Day. Starring Gal Gadot as the titular character, the film also features Chris Pine, who reprises his role as Steve Trevor. Pine has collaborated with Jenkins on a few projects, including the first Wonder Woman movie and I Am the Night, a TNT miniseries about the Black Dahlia murder.
In a world where blockbuster films are primarily directed by men, Patty Jenkins is helping to pave the way for female directors with a passion for sci-fi, fantasy and superheroes. I thought that Wonder Woman was exceptional, especially with the rest of the DC Extended Universe often struggling to gain momentum.
Jenkins will soon be lending her talent to a galaxy far, far away. As Disney announced in its content-rich press investors day conference last month, Jenkins is currently working on Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, which will focus on a group of Rebel pilots. There’s even a quick teaser for the movie:
If you’re hoping to see Chris Pine in the film, then you may be jumping the gun, but the actor has talked to the director about the film. “I had spoken to her about, not my involvement, but the story,” he told Collider. “She talked to me about it. It sounds really, really great. But I’m ecstatic for her, excited for what she’s about to embark on. If there’s anyone that can reimagine and breathe fresh, new life into it, it’s her.”
Jenkins already directed Pine in the role of a pilot in the Wonder Woman movies. It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to get him behind the wheel of an X-Wing, would it?