‘Wonder Woman’ has flown under the radar like an Invisible Jet! We just found out that production is already under way, courtesy of heretofore unrevealed co-star Saïd Taghmaoui. Until a couple of days ago, the only actors that had been cast for sure were Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman herself and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, although Nicole Kidman is said to be up for an Amazonian role.
In the set photo Taghmaoui posted on Instagram (which has since been deleted), he and Pine were shown dressed in period costumes, which caused fans to question the story behind this. ‘Wonder Woman’ is said to be set in different time periods, namely World War I and the present. But if Pine is shown in period garb, does this mean he is NOT Wonder Woman’s modern day love interest?
Shades of Lyle Waggoner! Could Pine be playing Steve Trevor times two?Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor alongside Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman – 1975
In 1975, ABC introduced the live action ‘Wonder Woman’ series starring Lynda Carter in the title role with Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor. The first season was set during World War II, the time period in which Wonder Woman made her comic book debut. But when the show switched to CBS in the second season, the new network wanted the setting changed to the present, but Carter and Waggoner kept the same roles. To explain the time jump, Waggoner was said to now be playing Steve Trevor Jr., the son of his Season One character.
Rumor has it, the new movie may emulate this casting “trick” by having Pine play the current Steve Trevor in the present and his own grandfather (or great-grandfather) during the WWI flashbacks. (Considering that over 100 years have passed since WWI, the more distant the relation, the more believable.)
According to these rumors, it is the elder Trevor that crash lands on Paradise Island and teaches Diana about the outside world. Earlier rumors stated that Wonder Woman journeys to this world to battle Ares, who is masterminding the war. Later, in the present, Diana and Ares clash again as he attempts to instigate World War III.
What do you think? Will it be plausible to see one actor play two relatives in two different time periods? Or is the idea corny and best left to the 1970s?
Source: Screen Rant