Chris Pine Talks Wonder Woman Role, World War I Setting
Chris Pine has been given some breathing space, finally, when it comes to his Wonder Woman role. Although cast as Steve Trevor, that's all we know on his vague role in the upcoming female-led superhero tale.
"Steve Trevor is a rogue-ish, cynical realist who's seen the awful brutish nature of modern civilisation," Pine tells Toronto Sun. "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."
While all films like to use the word 'deep' when it comes to their action franchise stories, Wonder Woman has the added benefit of being set, similar to Captain America, before our present time, taking us back to World War I.
"It's a period we don't see often; it's usually World War II. 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."
On the director, Pine continues his run of praise for the entire production. "Patty [Jenkins] is just directing the daylights out of it. It's shot beautifully, feels so wonderfully period, but also has this wonderful pop sensibility."
Wonder Woman is set for June 23, 2017 release.