Star Trek’s Captain Kirk will be part of the DC Cinematic Universe as the character Chris Pine is playing has been confirmed. But he won’t be playing Hal Jordan in “Green Lantern Corps” as some people were proclaiming around SDCC.
The Wrap has confirmed the long-running rumors that Pine would play Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman movie. Before the Superman/Wonder Woman thing in the New 52, Steve Trevor was the long-running love interest for Diana Prince in the comics. The Wrap says he’ll do more than just be Gal Gadot’s love interest in the film.
With Pine out of the running to wear a Lantern ring, it begs the question who will make up the main Lanterns in the Green Lantern Corps. Hal Jordan is still likely a lock, as is Stewart. In a perfect world they’d do Jordan, Stewart, and Gardner and ignore both Kyle and Baz completely.
Back to Wonder Woman, Chris Pine is a good choice for Steve Trevor and given the character’s military status he’s someone who could in theory pop up in other DC movies such as Justice League.