Since it was released in May this year, Wonder Woman has broken multiple box office records around the world and is now the highest grossing DC Universe movie of all time. Great news for star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins but perhaps less than welcome news to Charlize Theron, who has revealed she turned down a supporting role in the critically-acclaimed film.
While appearing on The Howard Stern Show as part of her press tour for Atomic Blonde, the actress discussed the part to the talk show host when he admitted he mistook Robin Wright who plays General Antiope, for Charlize in the movie.
Robin Wright as General Antiope
Correcting him, the actress then divulged that she had in fact been approached by Patty Jenkins about a part in the movie but had been unable to take the role; "No, I'm not in Wonder Woman," said Theron. "[Patty and I are] friends. I think the world of her. We have a mutual respect for each other." The actress commented. "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."
If the role in question was in fact General Antiope, it may have proved awkward for Theron to admit as the part was subsequently given to Robin Wright, ex-wife of actor Sean Penn, who was also engaged to the South African star until last year. Despite the missed opportunity, Charlize doesn't have too many reasons to be mourning the role as her latest film, Atomic Blonde, about an international spy is already earning her rave reviews and several James Bond comparisons.
With the Wonder Woman sequel just announced at ComiCon in the US, we're betting Charlize still has time to join the world of Themyscira if she wants to.