You already know that Gal Gadot and “Star Trek” actor Chris Pine are going to star in the upcoming “Wonder Woman” solo movie, but what you didn’t know that is that Hollywood A-lister Nicole Kidman has been eyed to star in it too.
An individual close to the project told TheWrap that Kidman is in negotiations to join the comic book movie for an unspecified role.
Details regarding her character have yet to be confirmed, but the source said that she will be playing a pretty significant role, standing alongside Gadot as a “high-ranking Amazonian warrior”.
It is assumed that she will portray Wonder Woman aka Diana Prince’s biological mother, Queen Hippolyta.
Kidman is no stranger to the DC Cinematic Universe as she has previously played Chase Meridian, the love interest to Bruce Wayne, in 1995’s “Batman Forever”. However, at the time, the long-legged beauty wasn’t as well-known as she is right now.
If her deal with Warner Bros. is closed, she will star alongside Gadot and Chris Pine, who will play Wonder Woman’s love interest Steve Trevor. Gadot will make her first appearance as the Amazon princess next year through “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice“.
Director Michelle MacLaren was originally set to direct the “Wonder Woman” solo movie, but she departed from the project due to creative differences. “Monster” director Patty Jenkins stepped in as Maclaren’s replacement and will be directing based on a script written by Jason Fuchs.
Slated for release on 23rd June 2017, the solo film will be produced by Zack Snyder and executive produced by Charles Roven for Atlas Entertainment.
As for Kidman, she has recently wrapped Garth Davis‘ drama “Lion”, which co-stars Rooney Mara and Dev Patel. The award-winning Australian actress is also attached to star in Adrian Lyne’s thriller “The Silent Wife” and Jean-Marc Vallee‘s “Big Little Lies”. She will be seen next in “The Secret In Their Eyes” alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts.