Entertainment Weekly exclusively releases the first official photo of the cast of warriors who make up the key Amazons in Wonder Woman. In the article Robin Wright’s role, which was rumored to be Diana’s aunt and we speculated it might be either Antiope or Hera, turned she’s in fact playing Antiope, confirmed by EW.
The article and Wonder Woman director Patty Jerkins had this to say regarding Diana’s upbringing with these women warriors:
This trio of immortals is responsible for both raising and training Diana — the only child on this estrogen heavy isle — but they don’t always agree. Hippolyta, a revolutionary leader, longs to shelter her beloved daughter from the outside world, but Antiope, the Amazon responsible for Diana’s training, wants to prepare her. “She is the only child they raised together,” says Jenkins, calling from outside London, where she is deep into the film’s production. “And their love for her manifests in a different way for each of them.”
Jerkins also goes on to discuss how the Amazons should look like and dress:
“To me, they shouldn’t be dressed in armor like men,” Jenkins says of the women’s battle wear. “It should be different. It should be authentic and real—and appealing to women It’s total wish-fulfillment, I, as a woman, want Wonder Woman to be hot as hell, fight badass, and look great at the same time—the same way men want Superman to have huge pecs and an impractically big body. That makes them feel like the hero they want to be. And my hero, in my head, has really long legs.”
Producer Charles Roven on the island of Themyscira, which is where the Amazons live:
“Themyscira is influenced by the Greek but it’s clearly more then that,” he says. “It’s a place that has the ‘you’ve never been to’ kind of feel. But once you’re there you’re not so sure you really want to leave so fast.”
Diana (Gal Gadot) with her mother Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) and her two military aunts — General Antiope (Robin Wright) and Antiope’s lieutenant, Menalippe (Lisa Loven Kongsli).