The golden Lasso of Truth won’t be needed to confirm the rumors: Keri Russell is indeed the star of the February 2009 animated DVD movie Wonder Woman, the next in a series from Warner Bros. and DC Comics following Tuesday’s release of Batman: Gotham Knight. (Check out the full poster here.)
The Felicity star voices Princess Diana, the Amazon-turned-superhero. “This story is funny and action-packed and adult in a nice way,” Russell says. “Then they said Nathan Fillion was playing opposite me, and that made it that much better.”
Fillion, who costarred with Russell in the 2007 indie darling Waitress, plays Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, who crash lands on the Amazon’s island. “Playing second fiddle to Keri is a wonderful fiddle to play,” Fillion says. “I’ve done it before, I’ll do it again—quite happily.” The Desperate Housewives star adds, “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.”
The movie tells the Amazon princess’ origin story. “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 says.
Also in the cast are Virginia Madsen as Wonder Woman’s mother, Queen Hippolyta; Rosario Dawson as Diana’s Amazon rival Artemis; and Alfred Molina as Ares, the film’s villain.