Wonder Woman has been shooting for a while, but it hasn’t finished adding actors to its cast, as THR reports that Connie Nielsen has signed on, to play the superheroine’s mother, Hippolyta. She’ll now head for the set of the movie, which is currently shooting in the UK and Italy.
We still don’t know a vast amount about the movie, although it’s recently been confirmed that it will be set during World War I. It’s likely to follow at least the basics of the character’s origin story, with Chris Pine as a soldier who ends up injured and stranded on the island of Amazonia, where he is nursed back to health by Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. She then follows him to America, where she disguises herself as a normal person called Diana Prince between her bouts of being a hero.
However, we don’t know what Gadot and co. will be up against, or indeed how Hippolyta figures into this – although it’s likely that as Queen of the Amazonians, she won’t be too happy about her daughter leaving home.
Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Elena Anaya, and Lucy Davis also star. The movie will be in cinemas June 23rd, 2017.