Fans can’t read the scripts for big, anticipated movies beforehand so sometimes we rely on other means to pre-judge their quality. For example, if a good actor comes on board, it’s usually a good sign. By that rationale, Wonder Woman just got a great sign as Nicole Kidman has joined the film.

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The Wrap reports the Oscar-winning actress is joining the DC Comics adaptation as “a high-ranking Amazonian warrior” who’ll stand beside Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. Patty Jenkins (Monster) is directing.

At this point in her career, Kidman is one of those actresses who can do almost any movie she wants. So her joining Wonder Woman speaks volumes not just for Jenkins’ vision, but Jason Fuchs’ script too. It also suggests her as-yet-unnamed character is a significant one. And though there are no official details on that, one good guess would be Wonder Woman’s mom, Queen Hippolyta.

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Also worth mentioning is that Kidman is familiar with the world of DC, having played Chase Meridian, love interest to Bruce Wayne, in 1995’s Batman Forever. However, at that point in her career, she didn’t have quite the clout she does now.

Wonder Woman, which co-stars Chris Pine, opens June 23, 2017.

[The Wrap]


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