It’s a smaller casting update, but considering how little we have at this point regarding the Wonder Woman film, beggars can’t be choosers. We know that Chris Pine is playing Steve Trevor, and the film is set during World War I (at least part of it). Today brings word from THR, that Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) has been cast in the role of Queen Hippolyta.
In the comics, she’s Queen of the Amazons and the mother of Wonder Woman. How big a role she’ll play in the overall film is hard to say, but she’ll certainly have a presence, one which could likely extend into other DCEU films. It seems like a solid bit of casting and it’s nice to see how fleshed out this universe is about to become.
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 23, 2017.