Captain Kirk to Romance Wonder Woman in 2017

Well, not literally. Star Trek actor Chris Pine, who portrays Captain James T. Kirk in the ongoing film franchise, has reportedly been signed to join actress Gal Gadot in the forthcoming Wonder Woman.

Gadot plays the title role, and Pine will be her love interest, a World War II army intelligence officer named Steve Trevor. From Variety:

In the comics, [Trevor’s] plane crashed on Paradise Island, the isolated homeland of the Amazons. He was nursed back to health by the Amazon princess Diana, who fell in love with him and followed him when he returned to the outside world. There she became Wonder Woman (and also his co-worker, Diana Prince).

The report seems to corroborate rumors that a significant portion of the film will take place in period, similar to Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger. At the same time, it counters another rumor that Pine was up for the role of the Green Lantern in future DC Comic cinematic portrayals.