Fast and Furious actress Gal Gadot has landed the role of Wonder Woman in the Man of Steel sequel, currently going under the name of Batman vs. Superman. The actress will join Henry Cavil as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman. The Justice League is starting to assemble.
In a statement director Zack Snyder stated:
“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”
As well as the Fast and Furious movies Gal Gadot has appeared in Knight and Day and Date Night. Those were all in supporting roles, so Gal has hit the big time here. Other actresses said to be in contention were Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion) and Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation). Both Henry Cavil and Ben Affleck will be undergoing a tough work out regime, and I imagine it will be the same for Gadot who will have a lot of exception from fans. Having served 2 years as sport’s trainer in the Israeli Defense Force the physical aspects of the role shouldn’t be a problem.
What do you think of the casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman?