When Warner Bros. announced production had commenced on Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman solo movie in November, Nicole Kidman (Paddington, Eyes Wide Shut), who was reportedly up for the role of a "high-ranking Amazonian warrior," was noticeably absent from the official cast. Many assumed that House of Cards star Robin Wright, whose name was among the cast, had nabbed the part Kidman was up for, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
"As you know Kidman's dates didn't work out so they are trying to figure out whether to just give Robin Wright that role or find another star," Variety's Justin Kroll tweeted. "Don't know what role Wright currently has but it isn't Hippolyta like others believed, it's actually another role. In fact Wright's deal for her unknown role had closed before Kidman even had an offer, so we'll just have to see what ends up happening."
Hippolyta is the Queen of the Amazons and mother of Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.
The film stars Gal Gadot in the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Chris Pine as Captain Steve Trevor. It also stars Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya and Lucy Davis. Wonder Woman is being directed by Patt Jenkins (Monster, AMC’s The Killing).
Wonder Woman feature film is set to open in 2017.