Wonder Woman is the long-awaited upcoming addition to the DC Extended Universe, finally giving the titular Amazonian princess the chance to shine in the leading role of her very own blockbuster movie release. Though the movies that have made up the DCEU so far (Man Of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad) haven’t had the best critical reception, there’s still an incredible amount of buzz and hype around this forthcoming release, arguably in part due to Wonder Woman’s debut in Batman V Superman being one of the biggest (positive) talking points of the release.
An incredible cast including Gal Gadot in the lead makes up the movie, while Patty Jenkins directs using a screenplay written by both Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns. Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, David Thewlis and Robin Wright are all also cast members in the film as well. Another big acting name attached is T2 Trainspotting star Ewen Bremner, though the role he’s slotting into is being kept under wraps.
Despite admitting he still “can’t say very much” about the role he’ll be taking in Wonder Woman, Bremner did reveal some interesting details about the way in which his character will be introduced to the DCEU,during a chat with Digital Spy:
“I play a character who’s enlisted by Wonder Woman to help save the world as part of a small, unlikely band. He’s a shellshocked soldier who’s been discharged from the war and is brought back to help on a secret mission.”
Bremner’s hints at who he’ll be playing don’t really give us any clues in regards to whether or not he’ll be taking on an established comic book character, which could be bad news for his "shellshocked soldier". Those without big, recognizable names don’t tend to last too long in movies of this type. What we do know, however, is that he will (at first, at least) be on the side of Wonder Woman as she goes up against a villain that, although rumored to be the God of War, Ares, hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Regardless of exactly how long the character will be around, it’s interesting to discover that whatever threat Wonder Woman is facing is one strong and dangerous enough for her to require help from said “small, unlikely band” in the battle against them. Certainly something that could easily be believed when a God of War is threatening the fate of humanity.
Of course, the movie is taking place in the early 20th century during World War I. Leaving her homeland in the hopes of bringing an early end to the war, Diana is facing an almighty challenge; one that would even cause concern for The Amazon Princess.
Source: Digital Spy
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