After months of his role being a well-kept secret, Chris Pine is finally able to speak a bit about his portrayal of Steve Trevor in 2017's Wonder Woman movie.
“Steve Trevor is a rogue-ish, cynical realist who’s seen the awful brutish nature of modern civilization,” Pine tells Toronto Sun of his character. “He’s a worldly guy, a charming guy and it’s going to be a great, fun film. There are some incredibly deep, interesting and morally relevant themes."
We also know now that Wonder Woman will be set during World War I, something which was widely speculated and rumored whenever news of the movie would creep out. Pine spilled some extras and opinion about working on a set trying to recreate such an environment.
"It’s a period we don’t see often; it’s usually World War II," Pine says. "Our costume design is incredible. We have scenes with, like, 500 extras all in period dress. I’d never been on a film with extras casting as beautifully done as it is here. It highlights a really important point. When background casting is done well, it can make or break a scene. I’ve got people in deep background that have entire lives. It’s awesome, it’s actual make-believe land.”
He is all compliments when it comes to Wonder Woman's director, Patty Jenkins. "Patty is just directing the daylights out of it," he boasts. "It’s shot beautifully feels so wonderfully period, but also has this wonderful pop sensibility.”
Wonder Woman is set for release June 23, 2017.