WWI costumes, Steve Trevor & more - Chris Pine talks all things Wonder Woman

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Jan 17, 2016, 6:52 PM EST (Updated)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may be coming out this year, but for many DC fans, it's Wonder Woman who they're most excited to see. And an appearance in the Zack Snyder-directed film brings with it Wonder Woman's chance to finally have a movie all her own.

At least one person is already incredibly  excited -- Chris Pine, who'll be playing Diana's sometime fella, Steve Trevor. So, what's got Pine so over the moon about Wondie? Turns out it's the time period, and specifically, the wardrobe work.

"[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."

As the spouse to a wardrobe person on Broadway and TV, I can tell you that costumes make or break the believability of a show or movie. The right hem, pleat, fabric choice -- it all matters in ways you don't realize until it's been done wrong.

Pine also commented specifically on his character, Steve Trevor, saying, "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."

And Chris makes sure to throw director, Patty Jenkins, some love, too, 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."

Sounds a little like they're borrowing from another Steve -- Rogers. One of the best things about Captain America: The First Avenger was how well it captured the look and feeling of a specific era.

(via Comic Book Movie)

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