How do you get fans excited for the inevitable Wonder Woman solo film coming in 2017? You cast really awesome talent in the villain roles of course!
Okay lets take it a step back. On one hand, fans are not yet sold on Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and that’s fine. The sample size is too small, but from what I’ve seen so far, I’m certainly excited to see how she fares.
On the other hand, Warner Bros green lit the solo film with Gal Gadot in the lead role, way before Batman v Superman finished its production. They have that much confidence in what they’ve seen so far. Now a hot rumor from Heroic Hollywood suggests the studio is getting Gadot a serious supporting cast. Here’s the scoop…
- Sean Bean is being considered for Ares – The God of War.
- Eva Green is being eyed for Circe – The Sorceress.
The report also mentions how Warner Bros has previously worked with these two (Bean w/ Troy & Jupiter Ascending, Green w/ Dark Shadows & 300:Rise of an Empire), so the studio knows what they bring to the table. Its important to note the report mentions them being eyed for the role, with unconfirmed meetings or talks known to have taken place.
I love these names, and I think these actors are a perfect match for this said to be “period piece“. We’ve seen what Sean Bean can bring in films like The Lord of the Rings and TV shows like Game of Thrones. Eva Green was pretty much the highlight of 300: Risse of an Empire, as the main villain. Both characters they’re up for are ones I’m not familiar with, but I hear they are major foes for the Amazonian superhero. Again, we have to wait for further confirmation, but the idea alone is fun.
How do you currently feel about a Wonder Woman solo film? Would the casting of Sean Bean and Eva Green get you more excited for the film?
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 23, 2017. Patty Jenkins will direct.