Chris Pine Reveals Interesting New Details About His Role in DC’s ‘Wonder Woman’

By January 13, 2016

Warner Bros. is currently in the midst of production on their planned 2017 Wonder Woman standalone film, which will follow the title character (played by Gal Gadot) during her a significant period in her past that might set her on her way towards the Man of Steel and The Dark Knight in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With a majority of the film taking place during the first World War as well, the film will find Gadot surrounded by an all-around solid supporting cast including Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremmer, Danny Huston, and more.

Perhaps her most interesting co-star though comes in Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor, Diana’s love interest in the film, who we think she runs into during her journeys through the mortal world, in the middle of a war ragged England. Most of what we know about the film at this point has come from merely rumors and speculation though, and it looks like Pine’s Trevor won’t be like some of the other comic book love interests we’ve met in the past.

While recently promoting his new Disney film, The Finest Hours, Pine revealed some interesting new details about Trevor in the film, hinting at the character’s mindset when we meet him and his outlook on the world around him:

“Steve Trevor is rogueish, he’s a cynical realist who’s seen the awful, brutish nature of modern civilization. He’s a worldly guy, I think he’s a charming guy, and it’s going to be a great, fun film with some incredibly deep, interesting and morally relevant themes.”

He also went on to compliment director Patty Jenkins, and the style she’s bringing to the standalone film:

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

This doesn’t come as much of a shock considering Jenkins was originally supposed to direct Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World as well, before leaving the project due to creative differences. Out of all of the uncertain elements surrounding the film right now, Jenkins is one of the few things about it (other than the cast) that I think fans feel pretty confident about.

Pine also shared his love for the film’s period setting and production design, and how it differentiates from the usual WWII era that we see in movies:

“It’s a period we don’t really see often. It’s usually World War II. That’s another time that I love too. The costume design is incredible (by Lindy Hemming)…we have scenes with like 500 extras, all in period dress, and I’ve never actually been on a film with extras casting as beautifully done as it is on this film.”

It sounds like Trevor has a much darker view of the world around him than we might have originally thought, and that should provide an interesting contrast to the likely fresh eyes that Diana will be seeing it through. However, his mention of modern civilization is interesting, since Trevor has been rumored to exist both in the early 20th century era, as well as a modern day setting in the film, and while we can’t take this as an official confirmation or anything like that, it is interesting to think about how Trevor’s relationship with the Wonder Woman character might outlive their first encounters.

Either way, Pine has continued to prove himself as a capable actor both in these kind of big budget, franchise films as well as the smaller, quieter projects he’s participated in throughout the years, and I think he’ll bring an interesting charm and charisma to his Steve Trevor. After being rumored for a Hal Jordan-led Green Lantern film for years too (which was recently debunked), it looks like Pine has finally found his place in the superhero genre.

Wonder Woman is set to hit theatres on June 23rd, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • Student of Alchemy

    Pine has been in plenty of terrible movies, in which he’s been a linchpin, like This Means War and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. I suppose “capable” is hardly high praise, but I’ve yet to see him in a movie where I felt like his inclusion/casting was a valuable asset to the strength of the film.