While Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince/Wonder Woman will likely only play a small role in the overall plot of 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, she’s quickly become one of the movie’s biggest selling points. She’ll be a central character in the DC Cinematic Universe leading up to the eventual superhero team-ups in Justice League Part One & Part Two though, with the character receiving her standalone film following next year’s Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, and with the pressure building to get the character right, there won’t be much room for error on DC’s part over the next two years.
The studio has been keeping the lid shut tight regarding the 2017 standalone’s story and plot though, and with next-to-nothing known about Gadot’s iteration of the character at this point, fans are anxiously awaiting some more news and information regarding this version of the iconic character, and the direction they’re planning on taking her in moving forward.
TheWrap is reporting that veteran actress Nicole Kidman is currently in talks to join the cast of the Wonder Woman standalone film as well. While no concrete details were given regarding Kidman’s possible role, the report does speculate that she could be playing the Queen of the Amazons herself, Hyppolyta, who also happens to be Diana Prince’s mother, depending on how closely to the comic book source material the film is planning on staying.
She joins a fairly small cast right now with Gal Gadot set to play the title role alongside Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. The film will be directed by Patty Jenkins and will be one of DC’s few solo films leading up to 2017’s Justice League Part One and has been rumored to tie into the character’s role in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This would mark Kidman’s second time being in a comic book movie though, after playing the love interest to Val Kilmer’s Bruce Wayne in Batman Forever.
If this ends up happening, Kidman would be a big acquisition for DC and Warner Bros. for this film. With some fans are still skeptical about Gadot’s portrayal of the character, a talented and reliable actress like Kidman coming onboard could help to garner some more faith in this standalone, while also adding some more star power to the film’s ensemble as well. It’s interesting that the report mentions she could be Hyppolyta, and with the film rumored to take place during two different time periods in Wonder Woman’s life, it’ll be interesting to see how the film will end up addressing the character’s Amazonian origins.
Wonder Woman is set to hit theatres on June 23rd, 2017.
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