Two of the major actresses in Marvel and Netflix’s The Defenders – Elodie Yung and Sigourney Weaver – have praised of the success of Wonder Woman and the opportunities it has created for actresses.
Yung specifically praised the increase of representation that is bound to follow Wonder Woman‘s success and put the spotlight a bit back on The Defenders by calling her co-star, Weaver, a strong woman. Weaver responded in kind by noting how happy she was that Wonder Woman has done so well, and she also noted that she hopes this kind of empowerment leads to more women speaking up on the political issues that matter to them.
— Variety (@Variety) July 22, 2017
Wonder Woman is playing in theaters. Its cast includes Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Isabel Maru (Doctor Poison), and Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff.
The Defenders join forces on August 18, 2017. The show features an ensemble cast that includes Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Finn Jones as Danny Rand (Iron Fist), Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as “Foggy” Nelson, Carrie-Ann Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Rachael Taylor as Pasty Walker, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao, and Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra Reid.