Chris Pine Talks “Wonder Woman” Role, Setting

Chris Pine has finally spoken at length about his role in the upcoming “Wonder Woman” film which is currently in the full swing of production in Toronto. Pine takes on the role of Captain Steve Trevor, the love interest to Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince (aka. Wonder Woman) and spoke with the Toronto Sun about his part and the World War I setting of the Patty Jenkins-directed film:

“Steve Trevor is a rogue-ish, cynical realist who’s seen the awful brutish nature of modern civilization. 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.

Patty is just directing the daylights out of it. It’s shot beautifully, feels so wonderfully period, but also has this wonderful pop sensibility. 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.

One thing Pine is very impressed by is something that’s not usually thought about much by audiences, but is a key factor nonetheless – background casting:

“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.”

Being shot across UK, France and Italy, the film also stars Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Said Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Elena Anaya and Lucy Davis. Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder are producing the film which opens June 23rd next year.