Ahead of next summer’s Wonder Woman, let’s take a look at some of the real-life amazons bringing to life the women of Themyscira.
While the next installment in the DC Extended Universe does not release until June 2017, Warner Bros. have already teased fans a lot with the highly anticipated Wonder Woman. A film that’s had a long, chronicled road to the theaters, almost as exciting as Princess Diana’s comic book adventures, is almost here. With a trailer premiere during this past summer’s San Diego Comic Con, and a major presence during this month’s New York Comic Con, it’s certainly a very exciting time for fans of one of DC Comics most iconic and globally recognized of super heroes. Celebrating 75 years, Wonder Woman has been a comic rooted in greek mythology that has celebrated women of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. So, with the upcoming film directed by Patty Jenkins, it’s only right that Themyscira be represented in the best way possible. And how does one cast an island filled with olympic level warriors? You turn to Crossfit and some of the strongest women on earth!Right ahead of this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we took a look at Brooke Ence and her inclusion in the DC Extended Universe. “Brooke Ence, Atlantean in Justice League?” we asked as we explored her involvement and soon discovered that she’d be playing one of the amazons in not only Wonder Woman, but Justice League as well. But Brooke Ence, one of the most recognizable of athletes in Crossfit, wasn’t the only woman from the sport making her film debut. Let’s take a look at some of the women playing the amazons of Themyscira in next year’s Wonder Woman!
Brooke Ence (@brookeence)
- Brooke Ence is a 27 year old Californian, Crossfit athlete, that has a popular following of 371k followers on Instagram, 11.3k on Twitter, and 56,175 likes on Facebook.
Angharad James (@harijames)
Could my life get any better?! 16.4 (attempt 1) complete and cheered on by these 2 awesome specimens @rehsifyar and Jason Momoa @prideofgypsies! Then had the pleasure of watching @brookeence do her thing! Amazing! Thank you London and goodbye for now! Bring on Italy!!! Home for a few days to catch up @atlanticwaycf . #crossfit #fitness #livingthedream #luckiestgirlintheworld #amazon #strongwomen #films #opportunities #pinchmeimdreaming
- Angharad “Hari” James is a Crossfit athlete from Europe. 37 years old, she’s a Heavy Rep Gear ambassador, along with being Crossfit Level 1 coach. She could also be seen in both Wonder Woman and Justice League.
Madeleine Vall (@madeleinevallbeijner)
This one is to you guys… @gal_gadot #pattyjenkins @robingwright @cn_connienielsen @lisaloven @chris_pine_official @wfmft @mario_donato @pvtlighthouse @clarecfied, Chloe, Steph, Andy, @brookeence @hayleyjanefitness @harijames @caitlinburles @doutzen @caitlindechelle @micheala_ashley @nat_pad @samanthawjo @naprous @ninastunts @armstrong_georgie @carolinewinberg and all of you somehow involved in the making of #WONDERWOMAN❗️🎥📸🎬 Thank you for being awesome.❤️ #tattoo #WW #amazons #wonderwomanfilm @wonderwomanfilm @dccomics #dccomics #warnerbros #stunt #fighter Tattoo by: @inkanen / @salongbetong ⭐️
- Madeleine Vall is a Swedish MMA fighter. She left the sport in 2014, but has continually served as a trainer, instructor, along with working as a model and stunt woman. She’ll be playing the role of the amazonian warrior Egeria.
Morgan Jacobsen (@sofit_morganjacobsen)
A photo posted by Morgan Jacobsen MP Pro (@sofit_morganjacobsen) on Mar 3, 2016 at 8:58am PST
- Morgan Jacobsen is a WABBA (World Amateur Body Building Association) competitor, fitness model, and now actress.
It’s very exciting to see the island and world of Themyscira and Wonder Woman brought to life on screen, especially with the likes of Brooke Ence and Hari James, to name just a few. It’s an almost 90’s like concept to feature women like Ence and James in a film, as popular 80’s female bodybuilder Cory Everson made regular appearances in film and television, most notably as Atalanta on Fox’s Hercules. But to see a major motion picture feature the athleticism and inherent beauty that is natural to those like Ence, it’s quite refreshing to see and just another one of the many reasons why we cannot wait to see Wonder Woman!
Wonder Woman opens June 2, 2017. It stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielson, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, and Lisa Loven Kongsli. Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is the fourth film in the DC Extended Universe.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)