Wonder Woman director talks about Chris Pine's role

Steve Trevor will help guide Wonder Woman through a new world in her upcoming standalone film. The film's director Patty Jenkins and star Chris Pine spoke to ComicBook.com at CinemaCon about the role of Diana's love interest in her origin story.

Although Pine joked that he just "wears dresses the whole time," Jenkins said that his character is an important part of the action, saying that both he and Gal Gadot are "unbelievably bad ass" in the movie. "Who's the guy who is [Diana's] inspiration to love mankind and also understand its complexities?" said Jenkins about Steve. "Who's your guide through this world? We know from the history of superhero films that that's a very important thing."

Pine, who said he has never read the comic books but took his cues from Jenkins, called Steve a "realist," saying, "He's seen the war. He's a man that knows secrets, he's a spy. But really, my job was, I had to fall in love with Gal Gadot, make some jokes, jump over some stuff, breathe heavily." Jenkins laughed at his description of the character's role, adding that he is the "dream Steve Trevor" and "one of the great actors of our time."

The focus of the film will fall heavily on Diana's origin story, with most of the action taking place in the past, according to Jenkins. "We really embraced telling her awesome story that hasn't been told before on the big screen," said Jenkins. "[Gadot is] such a powerful, cool, beautiful, strong creature, and all of her action really comes out of her story, so we had a great time doing it. It all really mattered at the moment that we got to, you know, there are these moments where she crosses No Man's Land and she has to make these moves and decisions and it was really special to do."

Wonder Woman will hit theaters on June 2. In the meantime, see the character's dark history and read up on some easter eggs you may have missed in the movie's trailer.