Empire Magazine has revealed a new look at Robin Wright as General Antiope in the upcoming Wonder Woman film starring Gal Gadot.
The film set during the fall follows Diana Prince (Gadot) after, an air force officer, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), crash lands on the island of Themyscira — the home of the Amazons — and informs them of the great war going on in the outside world. Diana finds herself compelled to enter the conflict as she believes can help bring an end to the war.
In the film, Wright plays the sister of Queen Hippolyta and aunt to Wonder Woman which executive producer Charles Roven described to the magazine as “the greatest warrior of all time”.
For the role of Antiope, Wright revealed that a big part of the reason she signed on was “to get in the best shape of my life at 50 years of age”.
Director Patty Jenkins also explained to the magazine that she created a boot camp to prepare the women for their roles as Amazonian warriors in the film:
“It was a riot. We had 80 incredible women, all living in one Italian summer camp, from supermodels to the best female boxer in the world. It was rangy women just stalking around with their badass moves in droves, all becoming best friends and all super-intrigued by one another.”
You can check out the new image of Wright as General Antiope below.
The film stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief. Here’s the official synopsis:
’Wonder Woman’ hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman hits theaters June 2, 2017.