Another actor has joined Team Wonder! According to The Hindu (via CBR), we learned that actress Soundarya Sharma has joined the cast of Wonder Woman 1984. Her role is being kept under wraps as most of the cast has been but this is really exciting news! While we may be getting Aquaman and Shazam! sooner, all eyes are on the demi-goddesses film. Sharma joins the previously announced Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Natasha Rothwell and Pedro Pascal.

The Bollywood actress was able to talk with The Hindu to confirm her involvement and share her excitement in joining the film. And while she said nothing about who the character she was playing was nor what type of role she’d be in, she did give us the slightest hint.

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This I can say is a ‘dream coming true’ situation. It’s exhilarating to be a part of such a larger than life character film where you get to play your dream role. I have always dreamt of playing such a character and idolised it.

Who would her dream character be that she idolized? And I know I keep saying it but could she be playing a Goddess? Frankly all the women cast are goddesses but I digress. If I may be allowed a theory, I believe she’ll be playing Indira Gandhi, the first and only female Prime Minister of India. How do you not idolize a woman like that? Gandhi is an important figure in that time period due to her assassination in 1984. Maybe Wonder Woman will be the one to save her? It’s only a theory but one I’m going to stick with for a while, despite the age difference.

It’s reassuring that Sharma loves her role and it’s clear that with her passion she’ll be able to bring a great performance. She’s a newcomer after all, only having two film credits to her name. And she adds even more diversity to the cast which is frankly needed and so good to see. While the three leads are still white, it’s still wonderful to see them pushing forward and casting more accurately. 

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What do you think of the casting? What role do you think she’ll play? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Wonder Woman news. Wonder Woman 1984 is directed by Patty Jenkins and written by Jenkins, Geoff Johns and David Callaham. The film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Natasha Rothwell and Soundarya Sharma. The sequel film will burst into theaters November 1st, 2019.


Erin Lynch