After helping Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) in the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie, Wonder Woman will be heading to her first stand alone film. Headlined by Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins, the project is currently in production, and various characters in the movie are slowly getting filled out.
As exclusively revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, Danish actress Connie Nielsen has landed the role of Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons and mother of Wonder Woman. Previous reports have suggested that “House of Cards” actress, Robin Wright might be playing the role after she was casted with no specific role yet. Now that Nielsen has already scored the part, Wright is assumed to be playing Wonder Woman’s aunt, Antiope.
Actor Chris Pine is also on board as Wonder Woman’s love interest, Captain Steve Trevor. When asked about his character, Pine described him as “a rogue-ish, cynical realist who’s seen the awful brutish nature of modern civilization,” in an interview with Toronto Sun.
However, he also balanced it out by adding, “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.”
The 35-year-old actor also discussed the setting of the movie which is during the First World War.
“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.”
The team is currently shooting in the U.K. and Italy and some behind the scenes photos were recently released by Daily Mail UK where Gadot was seen perfectly dressed in vintage outfit while holding Wonder Woman’s iconic sword and shield. Pine is also seen in the photos dressed in a navy fedora, grey suit, and beige overcoat.
“Wonder Woman” is slated for a June 23, 2017 release.