Chris Pine has been reportedly trying to rebuild his image after back-to-back superhero movies that framed him into a tedious character. Although well appreciated by fans, the Outlaw King has been trying to do something for self-satisfaction as an actor. It has been brought to notice that Chris Pine while working on the new project Dungeons & Dragons, evidently wished for a simple role. 

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Chris Pine in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Diverging from the beaten path, Chris Pine had been seeking opportunities to play minor characters, just like the ones that previously proved well for him. His eagerness to play a basic character against his superhero image has been tickling the curiosity in his fans. 

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Chris Pine Diverging From His Tedious Roles

By the end of March 2023, Chris Pine is about to charm his fans on the big screen with the franchisable Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. Directed by Jonathan Goldstein, the movie is based on a classic roleplaying game that goes by the same name. However, it seems Pine has been considering this movie a personal project that would help him change the course of his career. 

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Chris Pine as Edgin the Bard

Is it because he is bored with his clean-sheet superhero image? Or is he running away from DC’s beaten-up path, before he is dragged into Wonder Woman 3 beside Gal Gadot? Previously claiming, superhero movies rarely have anything new to discover, the 42-year-old actor seems to be bored of his tedious superhero roles. Witnessing Pine’s eagerness to play Edgin the Bard in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, co-director John Francis Daley shared his opinions with Variety

Daley mentioned, “What we love about Chris is that he’s hyper-aware of [his image] and wants to make himself look as bad as possible, almost to a fault,”. Further, he added, how the directors had to constantly ask him to not get swayed by his anti-heroic quest. “All right, no, you have to be a hero in this moment.” co-director Daley established. 

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Chris Pine On Rebuilding His Superhero Image 

Seems a bit odd, that a star who is so invested in his image, is trying to rebuild it. Probably facing a creative block due to his monotonous white-collar superhero roles, the Smokin’ Aces star is trying to find his way out. With the willingness to explore, Chris Pine had been preparing for his big-budget role in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. 

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Chris Pine is trying to change his superhero image

In an interview with Esquire, the Star Trek actor spoke his heart out about feeling lost in the crowd due to his lack of creative freedom. Gaining fame from his little roles, allowed the actor to explore. However, being in the business of visuals, Pine believes people ultimately become what they portray themselves to be. Thus he feels, at times it becomes important to break free from the monotonous roles. 

“We’re in a business of perception, and I’m reminded often that the way that I know and experience myself and perceive myself is oftentimes wholly different than how the industry does, or artists and creators that I’m interested in working with. They think my interestingness only goes so far, I guess.” 

Dungeons & Dragons the game being rich in mythology and having millions of little rules made it interesting. Now, the game being adapted into a movie is a big deal for its fans. Hoping for Honor Among Thieves, the first-ever screen adaptation of the game, to captivate its audience, Pine seemed excited for his new groundbreaking role. Trusting the vision of cowriter-directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, with heroic-fantasy storytelling Chris Pine embraced his role as Edgin the Bard. 

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Source: Variety, Esquire

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