D20 Dice Comes Up With More Chris Pine News: Dungeons and Dragons Role

Dungeons and Dragons animated TV series, multiple live action films have been attempted

With Wonder Woman 1984 about to be released on Christmas Day, which we’ll be watching on HBO Max since theaters are all closed in our area, am seeing lots of news about Chris Pine.

The newest involves a movie by Paramount — and no, it’s not a Star Trek sequel — it’s another attempt at making a live action movie based on the game Dungeons and Dragons.

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley — the duo behind New Line’s sleeper hit Game Night — are set to direct the feature based on the popular fantasy role-playing game. Goldstein and Daley also wrote the latest version of the script based on a previous draft by Michael Gilio.

Chris Pine to Star in ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Movie for Paramount, eOne | Hollywood Reporter

This has a Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones IP play. Am not sure D&D has the juice of those franchises, however. Sure, many loved playing the iconic RPG, but how many of those fans will support a D&D movie? Will it be as many as those who enjoyed George R.R Martin’s epic tale or Tolkien’s masterpiece?

Is it just me or does it seem like Chris Pine is being cast for every franchise movie these days? Jenkins cast him on Wonder Woman and is rumored to want him for Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (see: Does Patty Jenkins Need To Find Other Actors To Work With Besides Chris Pine and Gal Gadot?), Pine is already Captain Kirk in the Star Trek reboot movies and now the new D&D movie? Is Pine an expert in auditions or does Hollywood just want Pine to star in every franchise movie?

Chris Pine is a busy, talented actor, no argument there, but can there be too much of one actor in franchise films? If he’s your favorite actor, then no. If he’s not, maybe yes. What do you think?

Should Chris Pine Give Up on Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie Tease?

The last we read, months ago it seems, Quentin Tarantino had moved on from the concept of an R-rated Star Trek film.

Yeah, it’s a bummer, because Star Trek needs something other than a J.J Abrams shot in the cinematic arm. Maybe they turn to Jason Blum’s team and do something lower budget and horror driven for a Star Trek movie? (sort of kidding)

It would have been a creative departure from the Star Trek we know, and reportedly might have been based on the Season 3 TOS episode “A Piece Of The Action” where an alien planet models the gangster era of the roaring 20s. Only bloodier, and more Tarantino and Rodriguez-like.

“You know, I haven’t [read a script],” Pine says. “I really, in terms of the Star Trek of it all, I wish I knew anything. I’m quite literally one of the last people ever to find out. So, I haven’t read that script, I don’t know where it is in development, I haven’t read the Noah Hawley script, I have no idea what’s happening in Star Trek land. But I love the character, I love the universe, I love my friends in it, you know, to have a Quentin take on it would be tremendously interesting and entertaining. You know, look, whatever happens, if I come back or not, it’s a great universe, it deserves to have a future, and I hope that is the case.”

Chris Pine Hopeful For Star Trek Return With Quentin Tarantino

I, too, would have been curious to see it, but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen, Mr. Pine. Tarantino has left an out to his goal of only directing 10 films, saying if he did Star Trek it might not count as one of his 10 films.

Pretty business savvy of him to limit the number of films he plans to make. That will draw more interest into his 10th film, whatever it is, because it could be his last. Something like music artists are doing with their farewell tours, often bogus, because several come back and do more tours and reunions later (cough, Motley Crue, ahem).

Paramount will be interested in doing more Trek for their new CBS All Access dubbed Paramount+ — despite most of it likely being a pale imitation of past Trek adventures — because streaming is where the production dollars are going these days, but not sure when we’ll see another Star Trek film (see: Paramount No Longer Making Star Trek Movies, Citing Not Enough Interest). Eventually we will see one, but no films are booked, as of this writing, anyway.

Chris Pine will just have to keep waiting to take the captain’s chair again. He made a good Shatner doppelganger, so stands to reason he’ll be invited to revisit the Kirk role again someday, if they make the film and he still looks the part.

FIRST LOOK: Wonder Woman 1984 – First Official Trailer Released – Livestream Notes and Reaction

Twitter live streaming Wonder Woman 1984 Trailer at the CCXP

Today’s the lucky day that we got to see the first official trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 dropping as part of CCXP 2019 in Brazil in the global twitter livestream.

There was a teaser trailer released yesterday to what our appetites:

Wonder Woman 1984 teaser trailer shared Saturday 12/7/2019 … full trailer released Sunday 12/8/2019

Before the trailer was shown, director Patty Jenkins came out on the stage and shared a little bit about the film. She wouldn’t disclose HOW Steve Trevor makes it into 1984 with Wonder Woman, but she promised that it was “not a gimmick” and was “integral to the plot.”

Then Gal Gadot came out on stage:

Congratulations to Gal Gadot, for the $10 million payday, who starred as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in DC Comics film adoption. I doubted that she would be as good as the Wonder Woman TV show, but she was great.

And while Gal Gadot may have been paid a pittance to originate the role of Wonder Woman in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” she’ll get a heroic $10 million to don her character’s signature cuffs in “Wonder Woman 1984.” These movies turned Gadot into a major star, and she’s finally being paid accordingly.

Celebrity Salaries Revealed: Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie & More – Variety

Here it is … the first official Wonder Woman 1984 trailer:

The Wonder Woman 1984 first official trailer

Great trailer! I’m sooooo looking forward to seeing this movie. Even moreso now. This trailer does what all trailers should do. Tease us. She’s swinging around on lightning, which is badass to the extreme.

“Nothing good is born from lies,” – Wonder Woman

The scene in the trailer with Steve’s watch? I think that watch might have something to do with how/why he returns.

I’ve been hearing some stuff about time travel being involved in the new film. That might be one of the few logical ways to reunite Diana Prince and Steve, but there are others, I mean we’re talking about comic book fantasy.

Ok, here are my other than time travel ideas for Wonder Woman to reunite with her love:

  • Follows the comic book and it isn’t Steve Trevor senior, it’s really Steve’s son.
  • Wonder Woman enters a parallel timeline for 1984 where Steve is waiting.
  • Retell/reboot the end of Wonder Woman (yes, this might be lame)
  • Restart the series from 1984, ignoring what happened in the original film (this also could be controversial)

Wonder Woman 1984 opens wide in theaters June 5, 2020.

Update 12/9 – Others Commenting on the Trailer

  • Beyond The Stage: “Costumes aside, we also love the nostalgic tunes. The trailer reaches into the cultural memory of 80s music with an instrumental remix of New Order’s “Blue Monday.” The bass and moody chord progressions set the tone for a rad (yeah, we went there) setting, with scenes depicting Diana fighting in a shopping mall (an 80s hallmark); walking into a gala; reuniting with Steve Trevor, and dodging bullets in a new suit.”
  • Far from Rome: “…it is bonkers, in the best way possible.”
  • Karl Shook’s Look: ” It looks to be full of action.”
  • Latoya Fondren: “The most surprising reveal, her previous love interest, Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine, appears in the new trailer, showing no sign of aging.”
  • The Nerdling: “The 80’s setting is great. All of the colors seem to be turned to 11, especially on the look of Diana herself. The tease of her new suite was exciting. The mystery of Steve Trevor’s return seems like it will be an interesting plot device and not just a ham-fisted way of bringing back a popular actor.”
  • Paige’s Picks: “The two best moments of the trailer come at the end, as we see Diana using her lasso to ride a bolt of lightning, as well as the reveal of her new head-to-toe gold armor suit, complete with a helmet and wings.”
  • Shane Wilson: “…there are beautiful action set pieces, including a decade-appropriate and beautifully choreographed mall scene.”
  • Stylecaster: “Since the release of the Wonder Woman: 1984 trailer over the weekend, fans have had one question: How is Steve Trevor alive?”

What did you think of the first official trailer?