Emma Stone passes on ‘Wonder Woman 2’

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While Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins are confirmed to return for a sequel to 2017’s blockbuster superheroine movie “Wonder Woman,” Emma Stone is not expected to join the project according to a new report.

Having been approached over the role of supervillain character Cheetah, Emma Stone is not expected to join “Wonder Woman 2.”

Apart from Stone, no other actress had been associated with the role, though Warner Bros. will now have to look elsewhere after her refusal, as reported by That Hashtag Show.

US actress Emma Stone at the Golden Globe Awards, January 2017.

Cheetah’s first appearance was in 1943, and the mantle has been passed down through four different characters.

The Warner Bros. adaptation is looking to cast Cheetah as the alter ego of Barbara Ann Minerva, a British anthropologist bestowed with mystical superpowers and heightened senses, according to THS’s source.

Whereas 2017’s $821m box office grosser “Wonder Woman” was set in 1918, “Wonder Woman 2” is anticipated to take place during the Cold War in the 1980s.

The film has been announced for a November 2019 release.

Had Stone accepted the offer, she would have gone from a role in a Marvel movie (“The Amazing Spider-Man” and its sequel) to one for comic book rival DC.

In 2017, Stone won the Oscar for Best Actress following her performance in “La La Land,” after an earlier supporting actress nomination for “Birdman.”

US actress Emma Stone.

Breaking through in 2009’s horror comedy “Zombieland” after a supporting role in the 2007 high school comedy “Superbad,” Stone went on to appear in “Easy A,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Help” and the “Amazing Spider-Man” movies.

She can next be seen in Yorgos Lanthimos’ historical biopic “The Favorite,” about the political drama that unfolded between two cousins close to 18th century British regent Queen Anne, as well as black comedy series “Maniac,” directed by “True Detective” helmer Cary Fukunaga.

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