After much hemming and hawing over whether the Amazon princess would appear in Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ sequel, tentatively titled ‘Batman vs. Superman’, Warner Bros. has released a statement that not only will she indeed appear, but she will be played by Isreali actress Gal Gadot.
Gadot is best known for her role as Gisele in the ‘Fast and Furious’ film franchise. She has also appeared in the films ‘Date Night’ as Natanya and in the Tom Cruise film ‘Knight and Day’ as Naomi.
In the press statement announcing Gadot’s casting, 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.”
Gadot beat out numerous actresses for this coveted role including Jaime Alexander (‘Thor: The Dark World’) who seemed to be the front runner for fans. ‘Oblivion’ actress Olga Kurylenko and Eloide Yung (who played Jinx on ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’) were also rumored to be up for the role.
The casting of Wonder Woman is exciting news for DC fans as this will be the first cinematic interpretation of the character and one that many have been clamoring for. With the additional rumors of The Flash and Nightwing to also appear in this film, it clearly looks like Warner Bros is establishing DC characters to bring together to lead into the much talked about ‘Justice League’ film.
This is definitely news that is developing and more information will be released soon, so make sure you come back to ScienceFiction.com for all the latest!
While we’re waiting, what do you think of Gadot’s casting as Wonder Woman?