US-ENTERTAINMENT-FILM-OSCARSBeam Chris Pine up ... to "Wonder Woman."

Variety reports that the actor is close to making a deal to join the cast of the upcoming DC Comics movie as Steve Trevor, the love interest of Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman.

In the comic books, Steve Trevor is a military intelligence officer who crashes on Paradise Island, where Diana and her fellow Amazonians live. Diana falls for Steve and follows him back to the real world, where she becomes Wonder Woman.

Variety notes that Scott Eastwood was considered for the role, but he opted to take a smaller supporting role in "Suicide Squad" instead.

Pine is already part of one successful franchise in the "Star Trek" films, but this is the first time he's been in a superhero movie. He's set to star in "Star Trek 3," as well, and he'll have to juggle filming that with "Wonder Woman," which is due out in theaters in 2017.

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