Israeli-born actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming film “Batman vs. Superman.” Speculation over whether Diana Prince would even appear in the “Man of Steel” sequel in the first place (rumors of a Wonder Woman vehicle have been floating around for about a decade now) has now been replaced by speculation over whether 28-year-old Gadot is worthy of playing the super powered feminist icon.
We think yes. Badass credentials include a role in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, a stint in the Israeli army, and the Miss Israel crown. Okay so that last one might not sound all that tough, but it did provide her with some tiara-wearing practice.
“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,” director Zack Snyder said. “We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”
Gadot will star alongside Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman.