Gal Gadot Cast as Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman
The Man Of Steel sequel has found its Wonder Woman in Fast & The Furious star Gal Gadot.
All that buzz about Wonder Woman showing up in Batman vs. Superman? Well, here we are! Gal Gadot, most recently seen in Fast & Furious 6, will take on the role of Diana Prince in the rapidly expanding Man of Steel sequel, which will not only bring Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen, but mark the first cinematic interpretation of Wonder Woman...ever! From Batman vs. Superman director, Zack Snyder:
“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.”
Ms. Gadot will join Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman, bringing together DC Comics' "Trinity" of high-profile characters on the big screen for the first time in history. While they aren't calling this a Justice League movie, and it's unclear just how large Wonder Woman's role will be in the film, it's pretty clear that Batman vs. Superman (which is still searching for an official title) will take on more of the DC Universe and be larger in scope than the initial Dark Knight Returns themed announcement indicated.
Given the staggering success of this past weekend’s back-to-back box office overperformers with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen—both of which sailed by previous holiday weekend record holder Harry Potter—it seems evident that audiences are ready to see more female centric blockbusters with heroines who can more than keep up with the boys. And given Gal Gadot’s penchant for already doing so alongside Vin Diesel and the Rock in the Fast and Furious movies, as well as small roles in projects like Knight and Day, it would seem that she is ready made to do so as well.