Wonder Woman’s Chris Pine Talks about the Importance of Female Heroes

Chris Pine stopped by the Jimmy Kimmel show and the conversation turned to the project he is currently working on: Wonder Woman. While Kimmel seemed completely bewildered by the idea that a man would take a supporting role in a female-lead film, Pine spoke eloquently about why female heroes are important and what he thinks they bring to the table.

“For all of these big tentpole, and they’re fun and they’re action-packed and the whole bit, and I’m being honest [but] what I think is really neat about it is that with all of the Thors and Captain Kirks, and I feel with men at the the helm, it’s always this kind of revenge cycle thing. It’s an eye for an eye, ‘We’re going to go get the bad guys,’ and the bad guys are defeated.

“What I think is really lovely having a woman at the helm of something like this is just by virtue of her being a woman, there’s a great deal more compassion [and] love at the center of the story, which for something as big as a film as this is going to be, and with the kind of eyes that will watch it, I think it’s wonderful. The little bit we can do to hopefully inch this universe towards something not as aggressive and as violent as this world can be.”

A minor side note is that even though he was obviously not supposed to reveal anything at all regarding the specifics of the film, Pine pretty much confirmed that there will be no invisible jet in the movie, since he had no idea what Kimmel was talking about when it was mentioned during the interview.

New Wonder Woman Set Photos Confirm World War II Setting

The Daily Mail published more set photos leaked from the upcoming Warner Bros. feature Wonder Woman, and the pics confirm what we had already guessed: a significant chunk of the movie will take place in World War 2.

The Daily Mail actually claims the movie will take place during World War I, but Wonder Woman’s historical origin dates only back to World War II, and keeping that origin makes much more sense, so we’re betting they got that detail wrong.

The photos show Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman’s alter-ego Diana Prince interacting with military pilot Steve Trevor played by Chris Pine. The couple are in civilian clothes as hundreds of WW2-era soldiers swarm around them.

We’re posting a few of the pictures here, and you can find the rest on The Daily Mail‘s website.