Charlize Theron Passed on a Role in Wonder Woman


Long before Patty Jenkins teamed up with Gal Gadot to create Wonder Woman, the director partnered up with actress Charlize Theron to make Monster, a crime caper based on the true story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Theron's performance earned a clean sweep come award season, with the role garnering her best actress wins at the Oscars, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards. In a recent interview, Theron revealed that even 14 years later the two have remained friends, and that Jenkins even offered her a role when Wonder Woman was set to begin filming.

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"No, I’m not in Wonder Woman," Theron said when appearing on The Howard Stern Show after the host mistakenly thought she had played the role of Antiope, portrayed in the film by House of Card's Robin Wright. "[Patty and I are] friends. I think the world of her. We have a mutual respect for each other. She did come to me, and at the time I was either working on something or I don’t know. There was a reason I couldn’t do it."

The tidbit that the two creatives have remained close now opens the door for Theron to potentially lend her talents to the presently-untitled Wonder Woman sequel. Warner Bros. will presumably fast-track Diana Prince's sequel after a record-setting debut, and current rumors have the film possibly set to arrive in the summer of 2020. More news on the sequel's status is expected to surface during Comic-Con International, so stay tuned to CBR for developing updates now that the expo is in full swing.

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In theaters now, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy.

Via Batman News

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