Charlize Theron Turned Down A Wonder Woman Role
The cast of Wonder Woman came together to deliver the most acclaimed DCEU movie yet, but it turns out at one point it could have featured the talented Charlize Theron in a key role.
Theron recently appeared on the Howard Stern Show, where Stern asked about her part in Wonder Woman. Theron wasn't in the film, but thanks to the mistake revealed that she at one point was considered for a role (via Batman-News).
"No, I'm not in Wonder Woman," Theron said, also revealing that Jenkins did ask. "We're friends. I think the world of her. We have a mutual respect for each other. She did come to me, and at the time I was either working on something or I don't know. There was a reason I couldn't do it."
The part Stern was referring to was Robin Wright's character General Antiope, who delivered a fantastic performance in the part. Still, Theron is a plausible fit for the role, so that could be the part she eventually turned down.
Either way, it worked out for all in the end, and it would be hard to imagine Wonder Woman without Wright's performance.
Wonder Woman currently enjoys an 84.78 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings, and you can find the description below.
Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action-adventure from director Patty Jenkins. 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.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).
Wonder Woman is in theaters now, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.
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