The Justice League movie will become even more star-studded than ever. In an interview to promote their new movie Wonder Woman, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright and Gal Gadot discussed their future in the DC Extended Universe.
The Amazons Return
Patty Jenkins’ first comic book movie introduced the Amazons, a race of female warriors who reside on the hidden island of Themyscira. While Diana (Gal Gadot), left her home to fight a war in the human world and never to return again, fans will see more of these immortal warriors in the future.
LA Times asked Gadot about the relationship between Diana and her mother Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) and whether this will be further explored on the big screen. Here is what the actress said: “Of course; the mother and daughter relationship is always a beautiful but complex relationship. I think that there’s a lot more to explore.”
Nielsen also shared that Queen Hippolyta and her sister General Antiope will also appear in Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie.
“And [Wright and I] got to do more in “Justice League” as well,” the actor shared. “As sisters as well. Kind of badass as well. We can’t say much, but …”
Consider that [SPOILER ALERT] General Antiope was killed by the German soldiers who, while in pursuit of Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor, discovered Themyscira, the appearance of the Amazons will likely be in flashbacks. Wright added that fans will get to learn more about the warrior women in the upcoming movie.
“[Y]ou get some of the history,” the House of Cards star added.
Collider pointed out that the superhero group movie will revolve around what are called Mother Boxes. The publication speculates that, perhaps, one of these mysterious items were hiding out in Themyscira.
Details about the movie’s plot are scarce; the first trailer focused on Bruce Wayner/Batman (Ben Affleck) recruiting meta-humans. It is impossible to now right now how the Amazons will figure into the creation of the Justice League.
It is nice to hear that the Amazons will be back on the big screen so soon after their debut in Wonder Woman. The female warriors are definitely a welcomed addition to the male-dominated comic book movie community. Moreover, it sounds like Gadot and her female co-stars had so much fun filming in “Themyscira.”
An Island Of Women
In the same interview, the actors talked about their experience while filming the bit about the Amazons. Wright shared that there were 120 women on set, all pretending to be female warriors. Gadot commented that it felt like “one big celebration of women.”
However, while Themyscira was strictly a hideaway for the female warriors, men were allowed on set. The actors recounted that they had their husbands and children on location with them and, while the women are working, the men are pushing the strollers.
In fact, the actors had so much fun that Gadot suggested they “should do a movie like that again.” Perhaps, an Amazons spin-off could happen in the future?
Justice League Movie
Gadot’s Diana Prince will next appear in Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie. The cast has already reconvened in London for reshoots under Joss Whedon. The Avengers director will also oversee post-production work after Snyder’s abrupt exit last month to mourn his daughter’s death.
The upcoming superhero movie will also star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg. Amber Heard, Amy Adas, Diane Lane, Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg will also appear.
The Justice League movie will land on the big screen on Nov. 17.