‘James Bond’ Star Olga Kurylenko Reflects On Missing Out On ‘Wonder Woman’ Role

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James Bond star Olga Kurylenko recently revealed that she came very close to nabbing the role of Wonder Woman.

While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Olga Kurylenko reflected upon her career so far, talking about her James Bond role in Quantum of Solace, and in the process, she shed some light on the casting of the role of Wonder Woman. As it turns out, she was one of the finalists for the part, and the former “James Bond Girl” had some interesting thoughts at the possibility of getting to work with Ben Affleck after acting alongside him previously. Here’s what Olga Kurylenko had to say about coming close to getting a role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:

“Every audition that you really want is always nerve-wracking. Although, I already knew Ben Affleck because my audition was after I shot To The Wonder with him. So, at least, I kind of knew the actor. At the same time, it made it kind of bizarre because we already worked together on something so different and so bizarre. It was not a classical movie experience. I wasn’t sure if it was a good thing after that. I like Ben as a guy, but I was worried because we had already worked together. Maybe, he wouldn’t want to work with someone again. Maybe, he’d want to have someone he’s never worked with before. People don’t usually play couples over and over in different films because actors change. You’re not gonna play couples in ten films together. I thought, ‘I’ve already been in a movie with him. What are the chances of being with him in another movie?’ So, that was bizarre.”

Olga Kurylenko also revealed that she had a costume fitting of sorts, but it does not sound like it was for the final costume that would be used in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at all. Instead, it seems like Olga Kurylenko got to wear a temporary outfit that gave the creative team working on the film an idea of what they could expect if she was cast as Wonder Woman. The James Bond star went on to explain how things played out:

“The audition went like all of them. I had no idea, and anything could’ve happened. This time, it wasn’t a yes, but it’s fine because you can’t get everything in your life. It’s fine; I got Oblivion and Quantum of Solace. I can’t get everything, and it’s absolutely normal. I remember wearing a bathing suit and some leather boots. They’re always surreal experiences. It’s funny. I loved the film just so you know. I don’t like every action film, but I liked Wonder Woman. I really enjoyed it.”

As it stands, Olga Kurylenko recently starred in The Courier, and she’s taken smaller roles since she became involved with the James Bond franchise. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman is still a prominent part of DC Films, portrayed by Gal Gadot. The character will next be seen in Wonder Woman 1984.

Plot details on the Wonder Woman 1984 are being kept under lock and key, but the film is said to follow Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince as she comes into conflict with the Soviet Union in the 1980s and encounters a formidable new adversary named Cheetah, played by Kristen Wiig.

Directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she co-wrote with David Callaham and a treatment she developed with Geoff Johns, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wigg, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright.

Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in theaters on June 4, 2020.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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