Back in April 2016, Connie Nielsen, the actress who portrays the Amazon queen of Themyscira and Diana's mother, shared photos of herself hanging out with other women that are portraying Amazons in Wonder Woman. One of those was Ann Wolfe, a boxing legend who at one time held world titles in four different weight classes simultaneously and is currently an accomplished trainer of both female and male boxers.
Up until today, nobody knew for certain which Amazon she is portraying. Now director Patty Jenkins has confirmed that Wolfe is portraying Artemis of Bana-Mighdall, the fearsome, crossbow-wielding warrior who is loyal ally of the Amazon princess. Created by writer William Messner-Loebs and artist Mike Deodato, Artemis first appeared in the September 1994 issue of Wonder Woman (#90).
"The legend [Ann Wolfe] is our Artemis!!" Jenkins excitedly tweeted. "Who else should be one of the greatest warrior Amazons, but the best female boxer in history."
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.
The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, Wonder Woman.
The film will be released on June 2, 2017.