The 'House of Cards' star's DCEU debut came last week when she starred in 'Wonder Woman'
Warner Bros.’ latest superhero offering Wonder Woman has proven itself a hit at the box office, breaking records upon its release last weekend. But critically, the film has been relatively warmly received, though many have singled out Robin Wright’s performance as General Antiope as a highlight.
Which means it’s particularly good news for fans of the actress’s performance, as it’s been confirmed that Wright will reprise her role as Wonder Woman’s trainer in the forthcoming Justice League this November.
*SPOILER WARNING FOR THE PLOT OF WONDER WOMAN*
It was already known that Connie Nielsen, the Danish actress who plays Wonder Woman’s mother Hippolyta, was set to return to the franchise when Zack Synder’s film is released at the end of the year. But a recent interview with the LA Times has revealed that both Nielsen and Wright would appear.
When asked if fans of Wonder Woman would get the chance to see more of the mother-daughter bond between Hippolyta and the mound of clay she named Diana, Israeli actress Gal Gadot said: “Of course. The mother-and-daughter relationship is always a beautiful but complex relationship. I think there’s a lot more to explore.”
Connie Nielsen then added, referring to herself and Robin Wright: “And we got to do more in Justice League as well. As sisters, as well. Kind of badass, as well. We can’t say much.”
Robin Wright confirmed her presence in the DCEU film, saying: “And more of the story, you get some of the story.”
Wright’s character Antiope is killed off early in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, fatally shot by German WWI soldiers who follow Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor to the island paradise of Themyscira, so it is expected that Wright and Nielsen’s roles will be the result of flashback sequences.
The most recent trailer for Justice League, for which reshoots are being helmed by Joss Whedon, shows the all-female Amazonian army facing off in an epic battle scene around the 1.50 mark:
Justice League will be released worldwide on November 17th.