‘Wonder Woman’: Chris Pine Talks About Steve Trevor Role And Confirms A World War 1 Setting

Wonder Woman’s Chris Pine talks about his role as Steve Trevor who is the love interest in the movie. The project is currently filming and Pine also confirms a rarely seen World War 1 movie setting, according to The Guardian.

“It’s a period we don’t see often. It’s usually world war two. 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.”

Pine does take the time period into account, but most notably the comic book story time line takes a different direction as it all took place in World War 2 in the DC Comics publication, created by William Marston. Trevor was first introduced to Wonder Woman when his plane crashed on Paradise Island where he was healed by the super hero. In fact, in the comic books, Steve was always in need of rescuing. Will the Wonder Woman movie follow the same characteristics?

In the movie’s confirmed time period, keep in mind that gender equality was completely off the radar, so perhaps Trevor may be doing some of the rescuing this time or perhaps Diana Prince will just let him do so? The reason this can be questioned is because in the comics, after the passing of the creator, Marston, came a different Wonder Woman. She had changed her feminist beliefs and this was rather threatening to Steve Trevor to the point where she was becoming apologetic, according to Wikia. Perhaps this adjustment may play some kind of role in the movie?

Pine describes his DC Extended Universe Steve Trevor as such.

“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.”

In retrospect, Wonder Woman rumors as expressed by Cinema Blend went forward with a “rumored idea” with solo movie sequels that could move along the time lines of having a Wonder Woman 2 occur during World War 2 and by a third movie, have her plugged into modern times. That being said, it would be rather interesting to see the story of Wonder Woman unfold from the beginning and then to finally have her all caught up and in align with Batman v. Superman and the Justice League movies.

Though a rather updated and persistent rumor according to Cinema Blend says something about how Wonder Woman would take place in three different time periods. So it looks like the rumor went from three different movies to just one movie, but the trick is to compress it all into one. This could probably be contrary to Peter Jackson taking one book and making it into a Hobbit trilogy.

Of course, in Wonder Woman comic book lore, there is always an answer for everything. There are more than one incarnation or “rebirth” of Trevor as he is even resurrected by Aphrodite and there was also an older version of Trevor that was never even a love interest to Wonder Woman.

There’s also yet another rumor about Chris Pine taking on two roles in the DC movie. According to Cinema Blend, Pine is said to be playing Steve Trevor’s grandfather in World War 1 in what could be a flashback scene and then later as the young Trevor. Although, the time lines don’t seen to match up.

Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, House of Card’s Robin Wright as an unknown for now as well as a few others. The movie directed by Monster’s Patty Jenkins and debuts on June 23, 2017.

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