While it was always unlikely that Chris Pine would ever show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, given that he’s got a starring role in Wonder Woman, it’s probably safe to say that he’s now going to be DC exclusive for the rest of his career. That’s because while doing press for Patty Jenkins’ aforementioned film, the actor used the opportunity to voice his thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War, taking a small but gutty jab at the blockbuster.
Admittedly, what he said isn’t going to cause too much of a fuss, but it’s pretty clear that he doesn’t agree with the route Marvel’s headed down. Speaking to Screen Slam, the actor praised Jenkins for being able to inject a sense of humanity and empathy into the film, as that’s not something you really see in comic book movies these days. It was at that point when Pine turned his attention to Infinity War, using Joe and Anthony Russo’s upcoming superhero extravaganza to illustrate his point.
“Within this genre, it’s difficult to do something new, and usually you just see a bunch of people killing one another in the outfits and blowing up cities,” said Pine. “I know there’s a thing called Infinity War coming out, which is like… really? Like, Infinity War? We need more war for all time?”
While he’s not exactly slamming the film, he’s definitely taking a dig at it and honestly, we have to agree with him in that it’s kind of a silly title (even though it makes sense in the context of what’s currently going on in the MCU). Not only that, but he’s also right about what he says in regards to the genre as a whole. With more and more comic book movies coming out, it’s getting tougher to be unique and stand apart from the rest. That’s why Wonder Woman is earning so much praise right now.
Sure, it’s still a comic book movie by nature, but it’s certainly different from what we usually see in the genre in a lot of ways and manages to feel like a real breath of fresh air in an overly crowded space. Our very own Matt Donato put it best in his review, when he said the following:
Goosebumps, excitement and hoots of pleasure can all be expected from a point of view that comic book movies have been lacking across the board. This is a gorgeous, powerful display of epic storytelling and the roaring introduction that the character deserves.
Now playing in theatres everywhere, Wonder Woman has proven to be the first big win for the DC Extended Universe. The early box office numbers are looking promising, too, which all but guarantees that a sequel will be pushed into production somewhere down the line. Whether Justice League will be able to keep up the momentum or not when it lands in November remains to be seen, but for the time being, we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the Amazonian princess’ first solo outing is a bonafide success.
Source: Screen Slam