'Wonder Woman' Connie Nielsen Cast As Queen Hippolyta

By Matt O'Bryant

In some cool late breaking Friday afternoon news Danish actress Connie Nielsen, of Gladiator fame, she played the Queen of Rome in director Ridley Scott's classic has been cast in Warner Bros. Wonder Woman. Get more of the juicier details from THR below. I'm please with this casting, are you? Sound off in the comments section below and lets us know.

According to THR:

Connie Nielsen, the Danish actress best known for playing a Roman queen in Gladiator, has joined the cast of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated take on the DC icon.

Gal Gadot is playing the Amazonian princess and the cast already includes Chris Pine, portraying love interest Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, and Ewen Bremner. Pine recently said the movie is set during World War I.

Nielsen will play Hippoyta, the queen of the Amazons and mother of Princess Diana, aka Wonder Woman.
— The Hollywood Reporter

Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 23rd, 2017.