After a fan’s question via Twitter, Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins stated that Ann Wolfe will be the film’s Artemis!
If you’re unfamiliar with Artemis, she made her DC Comics debut in 1994; created by William Messner-Loebs and artist, Mike Deodato. She is described as being born an Amazon to the Egyptian tribe of Bana-Mighdall.
Her abilities range from expertise in various weaponry, fluency of demonic languages and hand-to-hand combat. This coupled with being ageless and having magical weapons at her disposal like the sandals of Hermes and the gauntlets of Atlas, make Artemis a force to be reckoned with.
When asked if famed boxer, Ann Wolfe would play captain of the guard, Alcippe, Jenkins replied with the following tweet:
For anyone who doesn’t know, Wolfe is an American boxer who held world titles in three different weight classes simultaneously. She holds a record of 24-1, with 16 of her wins being by KO.Wolfe is also regarded as the best fighter and hardest puncher in the history of women’s boxing.
It is not yet known if the film depiction of Artemis will include all of her magical weaponry and skills from the comic books, but I am definitely looking forward to seeing Wolfe’s portrayal of Artemis unfold on the big screen!
Don’t forget to catch Wonder Woman when it hits theatres on June 2, 2017.
Source: Patty Jenkins