… more of the cast of the upcoming Wonder Woman direct-to-DVD animated movie has been announced.
Back in January, I told you that Keri Russell had been cast as the voice of Wonder Woman.
This was excellent news. Wonder Woman must convey strength and grace and warmth and kindness, and I really think Keri has all of those things.
Why would Rosario do that?
Because she’s one of them.
Though it would have been better if she was just posting it because she’s a big Wonder Woman fan, and she’d find my blog and see that I’m a big Wonder Woman fan, too, and she’d write me an email and we’d correspond for a bit and get to know each other, and then she’d come visit me and we’d go for long walks and fall in love one sunny afternoon by that big tree in the park.
But that’s okay.
Because it really is good news that Rosario is a voice in the Wonder Woman movie, because she has great pipes and she’s no stranger to playing tough roles and she really does like comic books.
In fact, she writes one called Occult Crimes Taskforce.
Anyway, Rosario is providing the voice of Artemis, one of Wonder Woman’s fellow Amazons.
Also joining the cast is Virginia Madsen, who’s had quite the career resurgence lately, but I’ve been on her bandwagon for years since seeing her in Highlander 2. She’ll be providing the voice of Wonder Woman’s mother, Queen Hippolyta.
And then there’s Alfred Molina, one of the greatest character actors of all time, as Ares, the god of war. Molina was Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2 and the “throw me the idol, I throw you the whip” guy in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Frida’s husband in Frida, etc.
He’s one of those guys who disappears into a character, and I know he’ll be amazing.
Last but not least, we’ve got Nathan Fillion as Steve Trevor, the American pilot whose plane crashes into Paradise Island, the home of the Amazons.
Fillion is a genre hero for his work as Captain Mal Reynolds in Firefly and Serenity, and he was excellent as the small-town doctor opposite none other than Keri Russell in the excellent Waitress, which I really liked.
What a cast!
A preview for this movie will appear on the Batman: Gotham Knight DVD that arrives on July 8.
More news on the Wonder Woman project as it happens!