Friday, January 15, 2016

The "Wonder Woman" Movie

According to reports the role of  'Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons', the mother of 'Wonder Woman' (Gal Gadot) has been cast in director Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" solo feature, based on the female superhero debuting in "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice":

Actress Connie Nielsen ("Gladiator", "Nymphomaniac") will play the character 'Hippolyta', originally created by "Wonder Woman" writer/psychologist William Moulton Marston and illustrator Harry G. Peter, debuting in "All Star Comics" #8 (1941).

Hippolyta and the Amazons once resided in 'Amazonia' in the days of ancient Greece...

...until they were 'beguiled and bested' by the demi-god 'Hercules', who had been sent after her by 'Ares', aka 'Mars'.

Hippolyta is seduced by Hercules, and he takes from her the 'Golden Girdle of Gaea', a gift from the gods...

...that enhances the strength and stamina of its wearer. Soon after Mars appropriates the girdle.

Hippolyta and the other Amazons then had to wear bracelets to remind them of chains that once bound them. 

To regain their status, the Amazons are forced to leave the mortal world and relocate to 'Paradise Island'.

There they establish their own society, " from the evils of man's world...", as long as they remain there, with Hippolyta...

...retaining possession of the magic girdle that granted them all with immortality.

"Wonder Woman", opening in 2017, stars Gadot in the role of 'Diana Prince/Wonder Woman' and Chris Pine ("Star Trek") as 'Captain Steve Trevor'. Also starring are Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya and Lucy Davis.

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