Gal Gadot has been cast as the new Wonder Woman in Batman and Superman, due out in 2015.
“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe,” director Zack Snyder said in a statement. “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’s previous filmography includes playing Gisele Harabo in three Fast & Furious movies along with both Knight And Day and Date Night.
With the inclusion of Wonder Woman in the sequel to Man of Steel, it leads the way to the eventual Justice League movie. The sequel will see Henry Cavill reprise his role as Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman while Ben Affleck takes over the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Whether the role of Wonder Woman will be a major supporting or minor supporting role remains to be seen at this time. The film won’t open for a while so the speculation will continue to grow, I’m sure.
Gadot is an Israeli actress and was named Miss Israel back in 2004. The actress/model also served two years in the IDF.