In Wonder Woman, the fourth animated DVD movie from Warner Bros. and DC Comics, Keri Russell (Felicity) voices Princess Diana, the Amazonian superhero.
"She's a true, strong warrior, but she's also right at the break of being a young woman standing on her own and fighting out in the world," Russell told TV Guide's RICH SANDS.
The movie, directed by Lauren Montgomery (Superman Doomsday), tells Diana's origin story, and reportedly is based on the 1987 George Perez-helmed comic revamp that pitted Wonder Woman against god of war Ares.
"This story is funny and action-packed and adult in a nice way," said Russell. "Then they said Nathan Fillion was playing opposite me, and that made it that much better."
"Playing second fiddle to Keri is a wonderful fiddle to play," said Fillion, who costarred with Russell in the 2007 indie film Waitress. "I've done it before, I'll do it again--quite happily."
Fillion (Serenity), who previously voiced the fan favorite Vigilante in two episodes of Justice League Unlimited, here plays Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, who crash lands on the Amazon island. "What I like about Steve Trevor is that he's a very real guy. He's very honest and he's very natural. He doesn't apologize for much. And he's about as normal as a guy can be while hanging out with Wonder Woman."
Russell and Fillion are supported by Virginia Madsen (Justice League) as Diana's mother, Queen Hippolyta; Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as Amazon rival Artemis, who briefly wore the WW mantle in the 90s comic series; and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) as Ares. Composer Christopher Drake (Batman: Gotham Knight) will be providing at least some of the score.
Executive Producer Bruce Timm recently told EDWARD GOODSMITH at Comics2Film that he's seen animation for the flick and that "everything is looking awesome."
The newly-released Gotham Knight DVD offers a 10-minute Wonder Woman featurette, which reveals the film’s writer to be Michael Jelenic (The Batman, Legion of Super Heroes).
Wonder Woman is planned for a February 2009 DVD release.
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