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Soundarya Sharma not part of Wonder Woman sequel starring Gal Gadot

The actress confirmed, then retracted her casting in the film, to be directed by Patty Jenkins.

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Sonal Pandya

Actress Soundarya Sharma, last seen in Ranchi Diaries (2017), yesterday (28 August) announced that she was a part of the upcoming DC Universe sequel, Wonder Woman 1984 (2019), starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.

In a statement to IANS, a news agency, the actress had said, “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.”

However, Umberto Gonzalez, the founder and editor in chief of HeroicHollywood.com and a film reporter for TheWrap.com, refuted Sharma’s casting in the sequel. Gonzalez has been known to break several casting news and scoops for the films of the Star Wars, Marvel and DC Universe.

Meanwhile, Sharma too backtracked on her announcement and instead told The Times of India, a daily newspaper, “I did go to New York a couple of months back and gave auditions for four films, one of which was Wonder Woman. After that I haven't heard anything. When I read reports that I have apparently been finalized for a role in Wonder Woman, I was amazed, shocked and confused! I would be the happiest if I would get to work in my favourite film, but nothing has been finalized yet.”

The actress, a huge Wonder Woman fan, as evidenced by her Instagram page, has been sharing her love for the superheroine for a while now. She even posted a morphed image of herself as Wonder Woman last August.

Sharma denied her previous statement to IANS. She alleged in the same interview with The Times of India that "I think people have just connected the dots and have come up with a conclusion of their own. On my part, I can just wish this be true. I should just hope that I have some real news to share on this."

Wonder Woman 1984, directed by Patty Jenkins, is due to be released on 1 November 2019.