While rumors from a couple weeks ago may have pegged actor Scott Eastwood for the role of Steve Trevor in the growing DC Cinematic Universe, it now looks like the part of Wonder Woman's love interest will actually be going to a different performer. This is because new reports have surfaced not only denying the Eastwood-as-Trevor rumor, but saying that Warner Bros. is currently in the process of testing four actors for the part.
Variety first reported this news in their article about director Michelle MacLaren's departure from Wonder Woman, the filmmaker running into what were apparently insurmountable creative differences with the studio. The trade's sources say that Warner Bros. is in the midst of sending out test offers to four different actors for the role of Steve Trevor, and they say that earlier rumors about Scott Eastwood landing the role were not actually true. Unfortunately, they don't mention the identity of the actors who are actually going out for the part, but it may not be too long before that shortlist is revealed.
News about Scott Eastwood (pictured above) joining the DC Cinematic Universe first popped up late last month, though not because he signed on for the Wonder Woman movie. Instead, it was reported that he would be reuniting with director David Ayer on the 2016 blockbuster Suicide Squad - having previously worked with the filmmaker on last year's tank drama Fury. It was after that this casting news leaked that he first heard Eastwood's name linked to the role of Steve Trevor. It was said at the time that his role would be rather brief in the anti-hero team up movie - following the version of the character from the New 52 comics and playing a member of the government organization that controls the titular group - but that appearance would set him up for a much larger role in 2017's Wonder Woman. Now it seems that information was incorrect.
As of now, it's hard to say where things stand with the Wonder Woman movie. Gal Gadot is still attached to play the lead role, and it's expected to be her first reprisal of the character after Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but right now the project appears to be rudderless without a director attached. Presumably Warner Bros. is working to quickly find a replacement for MacLaren, as they need to keep all of the DC Comics projects on schedule if they want to stick with the five year plan that they outlined last year. Whether or not we will hear about new filmmaker coming aboard the project before we hear who will be playing Steve Trevor is unclear at this point.
If it's not going to be Scott Eastwood, who would you like to see play the man who winds up winning Wonder Woman's heart? Hit the comments with your suggestions.
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