Official Cast and Crew for Wonder Woman Announced in New Warner Bros Press Release

Saturday, 21 November 2015 - 10:20AM
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Wonder Woman
Saturday, 21 November 2015 - 10:20AM
Official Cast and Crew for Wonder Woman Announced in New Warner Bros Press Release
OK, so there's a LOT of new sci-fi/comic book movies coming out in the next year that seem to have just about everyone and their mother excited. Star Wars Episode VII, Batman v Superman, Captain America Civil War, Suicide Squad – the geeks of the world are going to be in for quite the treat in 2016. Yet in the midst of all these big name movies arriving in the immediate future, a film that just started shooting featuring the most iconic female superhero of all time is already making waves: Wonder Woman.

Not long ago, actor Saïd Taghmaoui accidently leaked a photo from the set online, confirming that the film had finally begun production. Now Warner Bros have went on the record in a new press release concerning the film. No plot details are revealed, and besides mention of Gal Gadot playing Diana Prince and Chris Pine playing Steve Trevor, the roles of the actors have been concealed.

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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.
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In addition to the press release, Gal Gadot just tweeted this awesome new picture of herself as the DC superheroine:



The cast and crew are an interesting mix for sure, with a good mix of up and comers and film industry veterans. Notedly absent from the listed cast, however, is Nicole Kidman, who was said to be in negotiations for the film. Of course, the speculation has already begun on who exactly it is these actors and actresses will be playing. Will the famous Professor Kapatelis, who helped Diana become familiar with the world of man and in defeating the evil god of War, Ares, be in the film? What about her daughter, Vanessa? Since this version of Diana will evidently have the same origins as the one in the New 52, will any of her brothers and sisters, such as Lennox, make an appearance? Which members of the Greek pantheon will end up popping up in the movie? It's too early to tell, but there's a ton of really exciting possibilities with a cast like the one noted.

It really is about time Wonder Woman got her own movie alongside the other two members of the DC trinity. Where Batman brings a human perspective to super heroics and Superman brings an extra terrestrial perspective, Diana is able to introduce an entire new mythological realm into the mix. For those who don't know too much about her, it's a great time to brush up on the facts before the movie hits theatres. There may still be a ways to go before the film finally comes out in 2017, but still – Wonder Woman is one of the most exciting superhero films of the near future, and chances are, after Batman v Superman, everyone will be dying to see more of her.
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