Tonight, American Ninja Warrior released a video announcing that one of their top athletes, Jessie Graff, wouldn’t be able to compete in the National Finals because she’s currently in the Canary Islands, Spain shooting Wonder Woman 1984.
In the video, Graff explains that she will be a stunt woman on Wonder Woman 1984. Based on her build and athletic background, I think it’s safe to assume that she’ll be playing an Amazon. The announcement video was shot on location at the Canary Islands in Spain, which is expected to fill in as Themyscira. Robin Wright is also heading there to shoot a flashback scene as Antiope.
Wondering why @JESSIEgraffPWR isn’t competing in National Finals?
— Ninja Warrior (@ninjawarrior) September 4, 2018
Update 9/4/18: Director Patty Jenkins responded to Graff’s message and welcomed her to Wonder Woman 1984.
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) September 4, 2018
Graff is no stranger to stunts in superhero movies. She also worked on last year’s Wonder Woman, The Dark Knight, and Iron Man 2, to name a few.
Wonder Woman 1984 will be released on November 1, 2019.
Thanks to Batman News reader Lamarr for the heads up!