The DC live-action universe has had a rocky road, as the studio attempted to quickly catch up to its behemoth competition in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. DC did this largely by big ensemble projects, resulting in a slew of critical failures. Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman stands out among the rest, making a ton of money and being universally acclaimed in the process. A sequel, titled Wonder Woman 1984, is currently in production, and is arguably the most highly anticipated blockbuster on DC's current docket. DC is keeping the sequel's contents thoroughly under wraps, with only a few choice actors confirmed for the cast. Now it looks like another big name is attached: House of Cards actress Robin Wright, who will reportedly be reprising her role as Antiope.
This report comes to us from Net-A-Porter, which did an extensive interview with Robin Wright about her life and career, briefly touching upon her acclaimed role in the DCEU. When detailing Wright's busy schedule, the profile reveals that she recently traveled to Spain to film flashback sequences for Wonder Woman 1984 alongside Connie Nielson's Queen Hippolyta. What those scenes entail could be anyone's guess, but fans of Wonder Woman are going to be very pleased with this news.
Robin Wright's involvement in Wonder Woman was a major selling point ahead of its release. She delivered Antiope with both heart and power, but moviegoers were heartbroken when the character perished during the movie's first act. While this was the motivation for Diana's departure from Themyscira and into Man's World, we definitely could have used more Antiope during Patty Jenkins' first DC film.
Antiope was a fan favorite character of Wonder Woman, and she was slated to appear in Zack Snyder's Justice League. But after extensive reshoots were shot by Joss Whedon, a handful of supporting characters landed on the cutting room floor. Wonder Woman 1984 gives the chance for Robin Wright's character to return to DC's universe, and further expand Diana's backstory on the Amazonian island.
Although still unconfirmed by the studio, Robin Wright will reportedly co-star in Wonder Woman 1984 alongside co-stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Connie Nielsen. They'll be joined by newcomers Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, and Ravi Patel.
Anticipation for Wonder Woman 1984 is at a fever pitch, but there are still a few more DC blockbusters to arrive in theaters before Diana Prince takes center stage once again. First up will be James Wan's Aquaman, giving Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry his first solo flick. After that will come Shazam!, taking a decidedly lighter tone following and 14 year old Billy Batson's sudden acquisition of superpowers.
Wonder Woman 1984 will arrive in theaters on November 1, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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