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Connie Nielsen Joins ‘Wonder Woman,’ Chris Pine Confirms World War I Setting Of The Film

Connie Nielsen Joins 'Wonder Woman,' Chris Pine Confirms World War I Setting Of The Film

**Potential spoilers ahead** Last fall, rumors circulated that “Wonder Woman” wouldn’t exactly follow “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” story-wise. Instead, word had it that the narrative would jump between three timelines: 1940s Themyscira; World War I in the middle; and the modern day at the end the story leading into “Justice League: Part One.” Chris Pine, who plays Steve Trevor in the film, has now confirmed at least of those settings — World War I.

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“It’s a period we don’t see often; it’s usually World War II. Our costume design is incredible. We have scenes with, like, 500 extras all in period dress. I’d never been on a film with extras casting as beautifully done as it is here,” he revealed to the Toronto Sun.

So, this next bit of casting makes a lot of sense. THR reports that Connie Nielsen has landed the role of Hippoyta, the queen of the Amazons and mother of Princess Diana, aka Wonder Woman. It’s a part that many had pegged for Robin Wright, but Dylan Penn (her daughter) dropped a clue about the role: “She’s training to be a super hero for a movie.” Your guess is as good as ours.

Co-starring Danny Huston, David Thewlis, and Ewen Bremner, and directed by Patty Jenkins, “Wonder Woman” opens on June 23, 2017.

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