Tiffany Haddish Wants to Play Wonder Woman's Sister Nubia

Actor Tiffany Haddish wants to be the one to bring Wonder Woman's sister Nubia to the big screen.

"I would love to do Mystery Girl," Haddish told IndieWire, "or play Wonder Woman’s sister, ’cause she has a sister. In the 1978 issue of Wonder Woman, she has a sister named Nubia. She has a black sister. Only person that could kill her. They don’t tell you that though, too much. Me and Gal Gadot. That would be sold out."

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Robert Kanigher and Don Heck created Nubia, who made her debut in 1973's Wonder Woman #204. Nubia was initially introduced as Wonder Woman's long-lost twin sister. However, Crisis on Infinite Earths caused her relationship to Diana to change. When she was reintroduced in 1999, she was no longer Wonder Woman's sister and was renamed Nu'Bia. If DC were to bring the character into the DC Extended Universe, it's not entirely clear which origin the studio might choose.

Haddish is an actor known for her roles in 2017's Girls Trip and 2018's Night School. She's set to voice Tuca in the upcoming Netflix animated series Tuca & Bertie.

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Wonder Woman 1984 officially began principal photography this past May with filming expected to continue through November. As suggested by the title, the sequel will be set in the 1980s with the DC superhero facing a new villain in Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah though specifics on the story are still under wraps. It's unlikely that Haddish would be able to appear as Nubia in this film. However, there's a chance she might make her way into the DCEU in the future.

Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal and Natasha Rothwell. The film opens Nov. 1, 2019.

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