The cast of Wonder Woman just got even more impressive, as it’s been revealed today that Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming DC Comics adaptation as a “high-ranking Amazonian warrior.” If the deal works out, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine will have some very good company (rumour has it that Sean Bean and Eva Green are also being considered by Warner Bros.), and while her specific role has yet to be revealed, you have to believe that Kidman is being lined up for a big part.
One possibility is Queen of the Amazons, Hyppolyta. Her relationship with Wonder Woman could be very interesting to explore in a movie, though it runs the risk of coming too close to what Marvel has done with Thor and Odin.
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Whoever the actress is playing, the simple fact that we’re going to see another Amazonian in Wonder Woman confirms that the movie will at least partially take place on Diana Prince’s home island of Themyscira, an iconic comic book location. Of course, that matches up to what we heard as part of a recent plot leak, so it’s perhaps not all that surprising.
Wonder Woman will make her big screen debut in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice next year. Patty Jenkins, meanwhile, is directing the movie from a script by Pan‘s Jason Fuchs for a planned release on June 23rd, 2017.