Over the weekend, Gal Gadot celebrated the start of filming on the highly anticipated Wonder Woman movie by releasing a cool new production pic of herself as the Amazon princess.
Warner Bros. followed suit with a press release that revealed the main cast of the DCEU superhero movie (via Batman-News), and interestingly enough, Nicole Kidman’s name is nowhere to be seen. It’s believed the actress may have passed on the comic-book movie due to some scheduling issues with her HBO series, Big Little Lies. Here’s the official press release.
BURBANK, Calif.— Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman feature film, the highly anticipated action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (“Monster,” AMC’s “The Killing”), starring Gal Gadot (the “Fast & Furious” movies) in the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. The character will make her big screen debut this spring in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but the new film will mark her first time headlining a feature.
The film also stars Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films) as Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (“Clash of the Titans,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), David Thewlis (the “Harry Potter” films, “The Theory of Everything”), Ewen Bremner (“Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “Snowpiercer”), Saïd Taghmaoui (“American Hustle”), Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live In”) and Lucy Davis (“Shaun of the Dead”).
The film is being produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, with Richard Suckle, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Rebecca Roven serving as executive producers.
Joining Jenkins behind the camera are director of photography Matthew Jensen (“Chronicle,” “Fantastic Four,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“Amélie,” “A Very Long Engagement,” “Pan”), and Oscar-winning editor Martin Walsh (“Chicago,” “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “V for Vendetta”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Topsy-Turvy”).
Principal photography will take place on location in the UK, France and Italy.
Set to open in 2017, the Wonder Woman feature film is based on characters created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Besides Chris Pine as Diana Prince's love Steve Trevor, the movie doesn't boast any major A-listers, but I'm glad to see Robin Wright (of Princess Bride fame), Danny Huston, David Thewlis and Ewen Bremmer coming on board director Patty Jenkins’ superhero movie. I only wish they'd revealed the roles the actors would be playing, but I think Wright is stepping into the Kidman role, which could be (it’s not confirmed, guys, so tiny grain of salt) either that of Diana’s mother, Queen Hippolyta, or Zeus' wife, Hera.
Oh, and also not in the press release? Sean Bean and Eva Green, who have been rumored for the villainous roles of Ares, the God of War, and the sorceress Circe. Does it mean they've not been locked in yet, or are both actors simply off the project?
What do you think of the cast of Wonder Woman? The movie is set to hit movie theatres on June 23, 2017.