When the Man of Steel sequel was announced, many weren’t expecting a Batman vs. Superman movie. Two of DC’s biggest superheroes are set to clash in a movie the company is hoping can compete with The Avengers in 2015. But now it’s been confirmed that we’re not only getting Batman and Superman, but Wonder Woman as well.
Rumors have been floating around for awhile now that Wonder Woman might be appearing in the film, and the names that were thrown around were Elodie Yung from GI Joe: Retaliation, Olga Kurylenko from Quantum of Solace, and Gal Gadot of the Fast and Furious series. According to Deadline, Gal Gadot has landed the role. Director Zack Snyder had some nice words to say about actress in a statement:
“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.”
If you’ve seen Gal Gadot in other films, you might have noticed that she might seem a little too skinny for the role of the powerful-looking Wonder Woman. But if actors like Christian Bale can slim down to look like a sick person in The Machinist then bulk up to return as Batman, Gadot should be able to do the same.
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