Wonder Woman Cast for Batman Vs. Superman
Gal Gadot, a former Miss Universe contestant from Isreal, will play Wonder Woman in the 2017 Batman vs. Superman movie.
Rounding out the cast of and Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, the star of three Fast and Furious films shared her excitement via Twitter. Gadot's career as an actress/model has grown steadily since she was crowned Miss Isreal in 2004. On the side, Gadot has served in the Isreali army and rides a motorcycle.
Rumors have been flying about an entire Justice League reunion. This would certainly be a treat, but we're glad priority has been placed on Wonder Woman in an era of Hollywood superhero movies without female leads.
Director Zach Snyder told Variety that "Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role."
The question remains: If it's Batman vs. Superman, who will Wonder Woman side with? Snyder will likely use Gadot's 'magical quality' to sway audiences toward his hero favored to win. As a Frank Miller fan - Snyder made his name directing 300 - my guess is that he'll tie the Amazonian princess to Superman. Either way, she'll have to contend with a tough-as-nails Lois Lane, as Amy Adams will be reprising her role from Man of Steel.
But two powerful women in one movie is a good problem to have. It looks like Snyder is aware of the significance: "Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe."