When production began on Wonder Woman back in November, Warner Bros. confirmed a number of new supporting cast members, such as Robin Wright, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya and Lucy Davis, alongside the previously-announced Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. In the months that have followed, we haven't gotten confirmation about any of the supporting characters' identity, but it seems that another piece of the casting puzzle has come into place. Metro.uk has posted new photos from the London set, giving us our first look at Lucy Davis, who appears to be playing Etta Candy.
The site reports that the characters' identity has not been confirmed, but many have surmised this is who she's playing, given her red hair, costume and her friendship with Gal Gadot's Diana Prince. Both actresses are seen in London's Trafalgar Square, in a scene depicting Armistice Day (November 11, 1918), the day World War I ended. Many had speculated that Lucy Davis, best known for her roles on The Office (U.K.) and Shaun of the Dead, would be playing Etta Candy, and it seems those theories are true.
Etta Candy first appeared in the DC Comics in 1942's Sensational Comics #2, becoming best friends with Wonder Woman after she was saved by the heroine. At times, Etta Candy was also the love interest for Steve Trevor, when he was not with Wonder Woman. Even if Lucy Davis is in fact playing Etta Candy, we don't know how large or small her role will be in this superhero adventure quite yet. Etta Candy has also been portrayed as a blonde in the comics before, but it seems this movie version is going back to the character's curly redhead origins.
Last year a rumor surfaced that Wonder Woman will be set in three different time periods and settings. One of these settings is Diana's homeland of Themyscira, and it is rumored that the Italy portion of the shoot will be used for the Themyscira scenes. It was also recently confirmed that another setting is World War I, with the last setting being present day, which will connect the movie to her appearance in the upcoming Justice League Part 1.
Patty Jenkins (Monster) is directing Wonder Woman from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs (Pan), with Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder producing. Principal photography is taking place on location in the UK, France and Italy. No plot details have been revealed yet. Take a look at the latest photos from the Wonder Woman set, and stay tuned for more as production continues.