Jennifer Aniston says she wanted to play Wonder Woman, regrets having 'waited too long'

The 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' star, however, didn't mention if she ever actively pursued the role


                            Jennifer Aniston says she wanted to play Wonder Woman, regrets having 'waited too long'
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Jennifer Aniston has revealed that she once wanted to play Wonder Woman.  According to CBR, the 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S', star spoke at the backstage of 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards saying, "I wanted to be Wonder Woman, but I waited too long." The actor didn't mention if she ever actively pursued the role. Aniston has yet to appear in any comic book-based films or TV shows and even recently criticized Marvel films.  The actor won the SAG award for 'Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series' for 'The Morning Show.'

Gal Gadot currently plays the titular character, which was previously essayed by Cathy Lee Crosby in the 1974 film 'Wonder Woman' and Lynda Carter in the massively-popular 'Wonder Woman' TV series. Gadot has played Diana Prince in three WB installments, 'Wonder Woman', 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', and 'Justice League'. 

The film was initially slated for a November 2019 release, as Warner Bros reportedly wanted a "tentpole" film scheduled for release in 2019. DCEU films have been largely absent from 2019 because they wanted to ensure that 'Wonder Woman 1984' lived up to the expectations of the audience. The official logline for the movie by WB Pictures reads, "Diana Prince comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah."  

Pedro Pascal's character in the film, Maxwell Lord, has also brought with him enough rumors. As reported by Screenrant, the baddie is also looked at as the man behind Steve Trevor's (Chris Pine) revival from the dead. And while we have no idea if this is true, this is a theory that cannot be disproved either. Guess Diana has got her hands full. 

Directed by Patty Jenkins, 'Wonder Woman 1984' stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord and Natasha Rothwell.

The film opens on June 5, 2020.

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