Last year, Connie Nielsen, who is playing Queen Hippolyta, the mother of Diana in ‘Wonder Woman’ posted some photos online with the caption “Amazon Family.” In addition to costars like Robin Wright and Gal Gadot, another person factored heavily in these pictures, boxer Ann Wolfe. (Seen above to the far right.)
Now it has been confirmed by director Patty Jenkins that Wolfe is indeed in the movie and she has a fan-favorite role, that of Artemis. In the comics, Artemis is a member of the Bana-Mighdall tribe, an offshoot of the Amazons who chose not to live on Themyscira but rather chose to roam the world of man, sometime selling their skills to the highest bidder. Artemis is notorious for replacing Diana as Wonder Woman for a storyline during the 1990s, but she proved popular enough that creators kept her around as a supporting character after Diana reclaimed the title. Artemis was created by writer William Messner-Loebs and artist Mike Deodato.
Via Twitter, Jenkins announced:
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 12, 2017
Indeed at one time, Wolfe held world titles in four different weight classes simultaneously and currently she trains both male and female boxers. During her career, Wolfe had 24 wins, one loss, one no contest and zero draws. She is considered the hardest puncher and all-around best fighter in all of female boxing.
It’s not really clear what role Artemis could play in the movie, but considering Wolfe’s age (46), it’s highly unlikely that she will be a competitor for the title of Wonder Woman as she was in the comics. Instead, she will likely act as a tactician and battle field commander, similar to the character Phillipus in the comics.
What do you think? Are you intrigued to see Ann Wolfe in ‘Wonder Woman’?
‘Wonder Woman’ storms theaters on June 2, 2017.