In 2017, “Star Trek” star Chris Pine will appear as Steve Trevor alongside Gal Gadot’s Princess Diana in “Wonder Woman.” At the moment, however, he’s deep in the middle of filming Warner Bros.’ latest installment in the DC Cinematic Universe, but he did offer some new insight into his character during an interview with the Toronto Sun.
“Steve Trevor is a rogue-ish, cynical realist who’s seen the awful brutish nature of modern civilization,” Pine revealed. “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.”
Pine also praised director Patty Jenkins’ work on the film, saying, “Patty is just directing the daylights out of it. It’s shot beautifully feels so wonderfully period, but also has this wonderful pop sensibility.”
Regarding the film’s World War I setting, he shared, “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,” he continued. “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.”
“Wonder Woman” is scheduled for release on June 23, 2017, though Gadot will first be seen in the role in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” in theaters March 25, 2016.