The Wonder Woman Movie Cast Was Just Announced, So Let’s Speculate


Now it’s REALLY official. We got some leaked pictures from the set of Wonder Woman a few days back thanks to Saïd Taghmaoui, but now Warner Bros. has put out the official press release for the film that unveils the cast and the fact that it is now shooting. The press release also came with this new photo of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, shown above. I still really don’t like that tiara, and the whole image is a little gloomy, but who cares? They’re making a Wonder Woman movie!

Let’s run through the announced cast, and speculate on who they’re playing because the press release doesn’t give us much information. They tell us that Chris Pine is playing Steve Trevor, which we all knew anyway, but Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor are the only ones attached to characters so far. So it’s time to speculate! First up, Robin Wright:



Robin Wright is an acclaimed actress best known for The Princess Bride and, more recently, House of Cards. My best guess is that she’s playing the role Nicole Kidman was rumoured for, which was supposedly an Amazon warrior. But since that rumour wasn’t correct, maybe the part is off too. Wright might be playing Queen Hippolyta, or perhaps a goddess, though she could be a fun Circe, too; Circe’s come up in a lot of rumours surrounding the film so far.

Next up, Danny Huston:



Danny Huston’s been in all sorts of things, including another superhero franchise with X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and films like 21 Grams and Children of Men. I’m guessing he’s playing Ares, the role Sean Bean was reportedly up for, though again that rumour didn’t pan out either. This is why I keep saying don’t listen to rumours! I could also see Huston as Zeus. Or maybe a military guy, like Steve Trevor’s boss or something.

Also in the film, David Thewlis:

David Thewlis

It’s Lupin from Harry Potter! Thewlis has also been in films like The Theory of Everything and Kingdom of Heaven. He could make for an interesting Ares, or perhaps a Hermes, depending on how many deities are in play.

Next, Ewen Bremner:

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Bremner’s known for films like Trainspotting and Snowpiercer. He tends to look a bit sketchy, so I could see him in a bad guy role, but since plot details are so tightly under wraps it’s hard to know who might be involved.

And now our favourite photographer, Saïd Taghmaoui:


Taghmauoi has been in movies like American Hustle and The Kite Runner. Based on the photo he put out, he looks to be playing an old school gentlemanly sort, though I suppose he might be a god in disguise or some such.   A French language interview with Taghmaoui sort of sounds like he’s playing a superhero, but that’s through Google Translate so don’t put a ton of stock in that.

Finally onto another lady, Elena Anaya:


Anaya is a Spanish actress probably best known to English speaking audiences for her role in Van Helsing. She could be playing Circe, instead of the rumoured Eva Green, yet another scoop that didn’t pan out. She could also be a goddess or an Amazon; given that she’s a slightly exotic choice, I don’t see her as a random American or some such.

And now the last cast member announced, Lucy Davis:

BritWeek 2009 Champagne VIP Reception

Davis is a British actress famous for Shaun of the Dead and the original, British version of The Office. She’s quite funny, so perhaps she’s playing a version of Etta Candy, either a distant relative in the past or her current incarnation; the movie is rumoured to cover different time periods. If Wonder Woman spends any time in the UK, perhaps Davis will be a friend of some sort, or she could just be an Amazon. “Amazon” is a fair guess for any woman involved, really.

So that’s all we know so far, casting-wise. A bunch of names of people who will definitely be in the movie, but only speculation about who they may be playing. It’s an interesting cast, with a lot of solid character actors though not many big names. Hopefully more details will come out soon; knowing the characters will give us a bit of an idea about the plot.

Here’s the full press release for Wonder Woman, with all of the cast listed and a lot of behind the scenes folks as well:

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.

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6 Responses to “The Wonder Woman Movie Cast Was Just Announced, So Let’s Speculate”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Robin Wright will be a better Hippolyta than Nicole Kidman. In fact, I was just thinking the other day that Hippolyta in the Legend of Wonder Woman comic kinda reminds me of Robin Wright! So I’m good with this casting.

    As for the others, I don’t like ANY of these actors for the roles of Ares or Circe. They deserve a big name to play them, or at least fan-favorite actors, like the previously rumored Sean Bean and Eva Green. None of the announced cast measures up. Danny Huston seems the most likely to play Ares, but I’m hoping he’s playing General Darnell or something. But who knows, maybe Ares and Circe aren’t even in the movie.

    It’s hard not to notice how heavily British this cast is. I was really hoping for at least some of it to take place in Washington, DC, but judging by the sight of Big Ben looming in the background of the promo image, Diana will primarily be based in England.

    Speaking of that promo image, Wonder Woman looks like she belongs in a Star Wars movie in that hooded robe. It doesn’t help that she strongly resembles Natalie Portman in the photo. BTW, what is that on her neck? At first I thought it was a stupid choker, but it kinda looks like a stupid tattoo. Maybe she’s just wearing a top with a high collar…

    My first thought for Lucy Davis was also Etta, since she’s primarily known for comedy, and Etta is traditionally a sassy, and sometimes funny character.

    I’m trying to figure out who Said Taghmaoui might be playing, and I really hope he’s not playing a character who is totally unrelated to the Wonder Woman universe. Maybe he’s playing Hermes? He was a major supporting character/ally in both the Perez and Azzarello reboots.

    • Jeppe Dittmer Says:

      Yeah the very british cast, Big Ben in the background and the already revealed fact that Diana is the daughter of Zeus makes me worried that they are drawing to much inspiration from the new52 Brian Azzarello take on Wonder Woman.

  2. Jeppe Dittmer Says:

    It be kind of amusing if Danny Huston is playing Ares since he played Poseidon in the Clash-and Wrath of the Titans movies. Maybe he is just really into Greek mythology. I generally like the cast though I am a little disappointed that non of the rumored big names like Eva Green, Sean Bean and Nicole Kidman are actually in the movie.

  3. Mel Dyer Says:

    David Thewlis will play War; Ewen Bremner will play Lord Hermes, and Elena Anaya will play Strife.

  4. Says:

    Pretty cool thing about the filming of this movie – I was contacted by one of the crew members and they purchased about 20 Wonder Woman tees in XL from me, all different designs, some double sided, some all-over-print. He purchased these to give to fellow crew members while they’re filming in the UK.

  5. Magpie Monthly — November 2015 | Robert E. Stutts Says:

    […] Check out the press release at The Beat and some cast speculation over at Straitened Circumstances. […]

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