For two movies, Chris Pine played American spy Steve Trevor, the love interest of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, and her alter ego, Diana Prince. A decades-old character from the comics, Trevor was a pilot who was shot down and later rescued by Diana and brought back to the world of man to save it from evil forces. It also looks like Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to the original, will be the last time Pine dons the aviator jacket in the role.

Despite the first movie being the most critically acclaimed DCEU film, it got caught up when Warner Bros. overhauled its DC Comics universe in 2022 with director James Gunn and producer Peter Safran as co-CEOs of DC Studios, rebooting every film franchise on deck. Pine couldn’t figure out why they would cancel the budding franchise.

“I’m stunned that they said no to a billion-dollar franchise and decided to pivot elsewhere,” Pine told Business Insider. “I don’t know what the reasoning was behind that; it’s above my pay grade, but Wonder Woman is an incredible character; Patty [Jenkins] is such a thoughtful director.”

When asked if he felt the films had any unfinished business as a third movie was originally in the works and was soon scrapped with the reboot. Pine didn’t mince words about he wouldn’t have been involved anyway.

“Homie is dead. Steve is gonzo,” Pine replied. “It would be ridiculous to try to bring me back.”

Pine, who makes his directorial debut with Poolman, released this week, turned down the role of Trevor twice before Jenkins broke down how the role would actually play out, contrary to Pine’s thoughts of being just a boyfriend.

“In talking to Patty, the way she described it was, ‘Forget the superhero of it all, this is a romance, this is ‘Casablanca,’ that’s the movie I want to make,’ he explained. “I was like, oh, now that is very cool because when have you seen a superhero film that was a love story, ultimately? That had nothing to do with blowing shit up.”

Gunn nor Saffran have confirmed who will play Wonder Woman this time around for their universe, but Gal Gadot had mentioned she’s working on a project with Gunn. Wonder Woman herself has not been tied to any movie project just yet, but in the first chapter of the new DCU slate, “Gods and Monsters,” an HBO TV series titled Paradise Lost is in development that will focus on “a Game of Thrones-type story about Themyscira.”

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