After taking on Captain Kirk in the rebooted Star Trek series and playing the title character in the Jack Ryan franchise, Chris Pine was a natural choice to star in a superhero movie. And while he was — for obvious reasons — never in consideration for the lead in the Wonder Woman movie, he was still anxious to join Gal Gadot in the film. It wasn’t because he was a big fan of the beloved DC comic book series. It was because the movie’s director really sold him on her vision for the project.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters June 2.