‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Adds Ravi Patel And Gabriella Wilde To The Cast

Two more cast members have reportedly signed on for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ which is currently filming in the Washington DC area.  Ravi Patel and Gabriella Wilde will reportedly appear, although neither of their roles has been revealed.  Last week, ‘Insecure’ actor Natasha Rothwell was also announced as having been cast in an undisclosed role.  They join Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman/Diana Prince), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor?), Kristen Wiig (The Cheetah/Barbara Minerva) and Pedro Pascal (whose role is also unknown).  Patty Jenkins returns to direct the sequel that is due in theaters next winter.

Gabriella Wilde
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Ravi Patel is mostly known for his comedic work on such series as ‘American Housewife’, ‘Living Biblically’, ‘Wrecked’ and ‘Master of None’.  He will appear in the horror movie ‘The Black String’ with Frankie Muniz, and the comedies ‘Come as You Are’ with Janeane Garofalo and Gabourey Sidibe, and ‘Flarsky’ which stars Alexander Skarsgård, Charlize Theron, and Seth Rogan.  In 2014, he directed the humorous documentary ‘Meet the Patels’ which he is working to develop into a scripted feature film, which he will also direct and is co-writing with his sister Geeta Patel.

Gabriella Wilde is a spokesmodel for Estée Lauder and starred on the period romance series ‘Poldark’.  On the big screen, she had roles in ‘Carrie’, ‘Endless Love’ and ‘The Three Musketeers’.

While their roles haven’t been revealed, at least Wilde bears a superficial resemblance to a character from the ‘Wonder Woman’ comic books, the sonic villain the Silver Swan, a character that debuted in 1982, so she would be a fitting addition to this movie.  But she really could be playing anyone.

Jenkins recently discussed the 1980s setting for this story, saying:

“One of my favorite things about making the first movie in World War I, 1917, was getting to know the era.  When you dig into these eras, they as metaphors signify things that are true always. There was something about [the 1980s] that symbolized the beginning of modernity and the mechanized world.”

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ opens in theaters on November 1, 2019.

Source: Deadline

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