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Wonder Woman Director Confirms Boxer Ann Wolfe as Artemis

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Another famed Amazon from the DC Comics universe will join Gal Gadot in Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman”: Artemis, played by world-famous boxer Ann Wolfe.

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Director Patty Jenkins confirmed Wolfe’s role in a tweet Sunday night when asked whether boxer plays the captain of the Queen’s Guard.

Created in 1994 by writer William Messner-Loebs and artist Mike Deodato, Artemis debuted in “Wonder Woman” Vol. 2 #90,” and even assumed the mantle of Wonder Woman for a time. In “The Legend of Wonder Woman” she was known as Alcippe, the captain of the Queen’s Guard, and took on the task of training a young Princess Diana. Artemis now stars in DC’s “Red Hood and the Outlaws” with Red Hood and Bizarro.

Wolfe is an eight-time world champion boxer and has held four titles in four different weight classes at the same time. Her involvement in the film was revealed last year in a photo posted online by “Wonder Woman” co-star Connie Nielsen, but her role as the time wasn’t specified.

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Directed by Patty Jenkins, “Wonder Woman” tells the story of the Amazon princess who, after discovering the body of American fighter pilot Steve Trevor washed ashore on Themyscira, sets out to bring an early end to World War I.

Opening June 2, the film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui and David Thewlis.

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