Official press release:
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”).
Now who exactly are the rest of the cast playing? The announcement only confirmed the actors’ involvement but included no roles. So let’s speculate!
Of course, Gal has been already confirmed as Wonder Woman/Diana and Chris Pine is Steve Trevor, so we can skip them.
She’s a veteran actress with quite a number of roles. She’s currently in the show House of Cards but many of you may know her role in Forrest Gump as Jenny. So who is she? She honestly could be a number of characters. Each of these actors could because WW is set in two different time periods! The obvious first guess is Queen Hippolyta, and if not her then her sister, Antiope. But she could also be any of the Amazons, even a Greek goddess if they’re incorporating any outside Ares, Hades, and Zeus. There’s also Veronica Cale, basically the WW equivalent of Lex Luthor.
CONFIRMED – She will play Diana’s aunt, General Antiope.
Danny Huston. Another great veteran actor who’s also not unfamiliar to comicbook roles. He played Striker in X-Men First Class, and the Ax-Man in American Horror Story. He also voiced General Lane in Flashpoint Paradox and was Poseidon in Clash and Wrath of the Titans, so he’s not unfamiliar to both comics and the Greek/Olympus storyline. But who is he? I think he has more of army man look to him than a Greek god. Ares is a popular rumored villain but I don’t think he has an Ares look…I’m going with some general or army character.
Rumored to be playing Duke of Deception or Ludendorff.
Ewen Bremner. He’s currently in the show Banished, but maybe you know him Snowpiercer or Black Hawk Down, maybe Pearl Harbor. No character stands out for this actor, but possibly a military role given his acting credits.
CONFIRMED – Soldier in Diana’s troupe called Charlie.
She’s a comedic actress with acting credits in Shaun of the Dead and The Office. It’s possible she is Etta Candy, a funny little character who is also good friends with Diana.
CONFIRMED – Lucy will play Etta Candy.
David Thewlis. I think many of us know him as werewolf Remus Lupin from the Harry Potter franchise. But he’s a fantastic actor who has been in a number of other roles. He was in The Theory of Everything, War Horse, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and Dragon Heart. He really could be any character…
CONFIRMED – Thewlis will be Ares.
Saïd Taghmaoui. This guy accidentally let out that set photo of him and Chris. Oops. He’s a French actor whose credits include TV show The Missing, a small role in American Hustle, and in Jason Momoa’s Conan the Barbarian. But who is he playing? A translation of an interview he had with a French magazine seemed to say he was playing a super hero…Many have since guessed Giovanni Zatara, Zatanna’s father. This guy’s a good actor, so he really could be anyone…and that translation may not be totally accurate.
A member of Diana’s group trying to save the world.
Elena Anaya. A Spanish actress, you probably know her best as Aleera in Van Helsing. She was also in the critically acclaimed The Skin I Live In with Antonio Banderas. She might be a little short to play an Amazon, but there are a number of other roles. She could be the rumored villain Circe, Cheetah, or smaller villains like Doctor Poison or Cyber. Hmm
Likely to be Doctor Poison.
Let me know if you have theories of who everyone is playing!
UPDATED CAST: Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Lieutenant Menalippe, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Said Taghmaoui, Doutzen Kroes, Florence Kasumba as Senator Acantha, Mayling Ng as Orana, Eleanor Matsuura as Epione, Samantha Jo as Euboea, Ann Ogbomo as Philippus, Eugene Brave Rock as Chief.
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