There’s a bit of a running joke about the number of actors named Chris appearing in superhero movies. With Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, it seemed as if Marvel were collecting Chrises, and fans might have wondered how long it would take for the studio to add another to its lineup.
However, Warner Bros. ended up beating Marvel to the punch, with “Star Trek” veteran Chris Pine cast as Steve Trevor in the upcoming “Wonder Woman.” Still, the similarly named actors can create confusion with the general public, leading Pine to offer a little help with his delightful musical monologue on “Saturday Night Live.”
To the tune of Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl,” Pine sang, “I’m not that Chris. I look just like him, but I’m not that Chris — not Pratt or Hemsworth, I’m a different guy, not Evans either, look, I’m my own cool vibe.”
Opening June 2, “Wonder Woman” tells the story of the Amazon princess who, after discovering the body of American fighter pilot Steve Trevor washed ashore on Themyscira, sets out to bring an early end to World War I.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui and David Thewlis.